Philips HeartStart Essentials Toolkit for Education

The Philips HeartStart Essentials Toolkit for Education ( provides step-by-step implementation guidelines for establishing successful early defibrillation programs in the school environment. Each toolkit comes with a reference guide, which explores issues that may arise during and after school hours; a sample program policy, which covers topics such as legal and risk management; and an implementation guide, which provides background on sudden cardiac arrest and funding suggestions for the toolkit.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.

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