How to Choose the Correct AED
To help the Boy Scouts of American meet their goal of 100 percent deployment of AEDs in council offices and council campsites, Philips Healthcare and the American Red Cross established an agreement to provide special AED pricing.
Philips Healthcare offers you two core options in AEDs that were designed with responders without medical training in mind. Both models incorporate several features that provide an easy to use interface, CPR coaching, and the ability to perform pediatric defibrillation.
The HeartStart OnSite AED is ideally suited for inside a school, office, house of worship, meeting hall, etc. It also has the ability to be used for pediatric (ages 0-8) victims of sudden cardiac arrest with the use of optional pediatric pads. Purchase of the HeartStart OnSite does not require a prescription to be presented at the time of sale. However, your state may require Medical Direction to oversee your early defibrillation program and we encourage you to engage a Medical Director. If you decide to purchase pediatric pads, you will need to provide the name and contact information of a physician at the time of purchase, since the pediatric pads require a prescription.
The HeartStart FRx AED is appropriate for use in all types of locations including indoor and outdoor applications. This unit is lightweight, water-resistant, and rugged, making it ideal for camping and trail excursions. For pediatric defibrillation, the HeartStart FRx utilizes an optional pediatric key instead of pediatric pads. The pediatric key reduces the energy delivered by the AED to a level more appropriate for pediatric victims, allowing you to use the same SmartPads II that are standard with the device for adult defibrillation. To purchase the FRx, you will be required to provide a prescription from a doctor and in many states a Medical Director must be engaged to oversee your program.
Boy Scout Pricing
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AED and CPR Training
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