Selecting the Best AED
AEDs save lives. You probably already knew that, but more specifically, certain AED brands can save lives quicker and safer!
Of the wide variety of AED brands available, it is necessary that you select the best AED for your current situation and location. If you work in an office, for example, you need the best AED that can be stored out of the way and is easy to use. It is for this specificity that First Edition First Aid Training Inc. chooses to supply and support the Philips AEDs. We believe that this is the best AED for a number of reasons: selection of AEDs to choose from, effective features, and their expertise in the medical field. Here is why it we suggest you select Philips as the best AED brand.
A History of Philips
Philips was first created in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik Philips. The company began in the industry of light bulbs, and carbon-filament lamps. From there, Philips became involved in the medical industry with their creation of the medical X-ray tube. The business took time to research and develop each product, and over the years, an increasing amount of electrical goods were produced. Among these electrical goods was the Automated External defibrillator (AED).
The creation of the AED has become one of the most rewarding and life-saving devices to be used in the world. Simply having an AED nearby can improve someone’s chances of survival drastically! Along with the defibrillator, Philips has been working to create more healthcare solutions to help people globally. Now, Philips is the first choice! They are the number 1 AED provider in the World with over 1.5 million Philips AEDs being put into service across the globe. This magnificent life-saving machine (the best AED) is available in over 100 countries, ensuring that everyone has access to emergency assistance!
The Philips AEDs
Each Philips AED is made with ease of use in mind. Philips wanted to ensure that anyone could use the machine, and that anyone could, therefore, save a life. They recognized that there are different needs for an AED depending upon location. Three of the most common AEDs and their uses are:
- Philips Heartstart In-Home AED – an AED ideal for homes and daycares.
- Philips Heartstart Onsite AED – an AED best used in offices or public places.
- Philips Heartstart FRx AED – an AED perfect for mobile offices or remote work sites.
Each AED uses voice activated instructions as well as simple buttons to administer shocks and identify the need for compressions. The Philips AED was actually the first AED with CPR coaching – increasing the chances of survival further. The defibrillator pads are located right on the front of the AED, reducing the time needed to locate pads and attach them (which is common for other AED brands). Each AED package will come with a number of accessories, including a pre-installed lithium-dioxide battery, pre-installed adult SMART pads, and a standard carrying case.
The benefit to purchasing a Philips AED, is that some accessories are interchangeable between the different units (like the battery between the OnSite, In-Home, and FRx). This means you do not need to worry about ordering the wrong accessories, and instead can order based upon need. If you are requiring more specialized accessories, they are always available at a separate cost. For example, Philips was the first AED to defibrillate children and infants, so unique child SMART pads are an available accessory for purchase.
Philips wanted to make sure that all locations had an AED that was best suited to help. Now you have the freedom to determine your needs and decide which is the best AED for you.
Where to Purchase Your Philips AED
Philips has distributors across the globe, and for Canada, First Edition First Aid Training Inc. is where you should purchase your AED. First Edition selected Philips, seeing that it was the best AED available due to its success and experience in the medical field. Seeing the need to bring awareness to emergency products and making them available to the public, First Edition First Aid Training Inc. was born. The First Edition company began in a home office, doing their best to share knowledge of first aid and safety preparedness across Canada. Over time, First Edition became recognized for their friendly staff, informative approach, and excellent customer service. Soon enough, First Edition grew to become the #1 distributor in Canada.
If you are in need of an emergency products and life-saving courses, First Edition is your one stop shop. Here you can purchase your AED packages, first aid kits, AED accessories, have access to hundreds of online safety and awareness courses, as well as have access to excellent first aid training! In addition, the First Edition site now has the option to “Build your own AED Package.” This allows you to create a customized AED package that includes the accessories you need to stay prepared.
Once you have purchased your Philips AED, not only have you selected the best AED, but you have selected the best Canadian distributor! Join us in making the world a more prepared place by increasing the accessibility to AEDs!
AEDs aren’t just for public spaces and office buildings! They are for the home too! For those suffering from heart disease, are of an older age, have high cholesterol, and other reasons, an AED in the home could be just the thing to save a life! But can and should you buy an AED? Find out!