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Need a Defibrillator

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About The Book

Discover how you can make a difference with your colleagues, customers and community when you save a life. Every minute without a defibrillator reduces survival rate by 10%.
Will you have the help you need?

Every year more than seven million people globally suffer from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) with no warning. And only 12% of those affected actually survive. Buying a defibrillator and installing it in a very visible location is something we can all do to make our workplaces and streets safer.

Any company is required to do a risk assessment and determine for itself what the first aid needs of its workforce are (Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (NSW) r 42).  So cmpanies may decide that not having an AED is an option. However, having an AED does not provide increased risk to the company as AED’s are designed to be used by anyone without formal training.

While it’s not a legal requirement in Australia, it is recommended that the installation and use of AEDs should at least be considered by all workplaces. Just as your first aid and fire reduction equipment is tailored to your workplace and environment, so should your defibrillator needs. You need to find out what is best for you.

What’s inside

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Chapter 1

What is a sudden cardiac arrest?

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Chapter 2

The “Chain of Survival”

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Chapter 3

How to use a defibrillator

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Chapter 4

How we can help

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Chapter 5

Who should have one

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Chapter 6

How do you look after a defibrillator?

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Chapter 7

Key purchasing decisions

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Chapter 8

Comparison of products on the market

Chapt. 2

WHO CAN SUFFER FROM SCA?

Anyone, anywhere at any time can be affected by SCA. However, there  are risks that can increase the likelihood

of them occurring.

THIS INCLUDES:

  • Having a family history of coronary artery disease or another form of heart disease / heart problems
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Having a predominantly sedentary lifestyle
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Age – SCA likelihood increases with age
  • Being male – men are two to three times more likely to suffer from SCA than women
  • Having had a heart attack before
  • Using illegal drugs
  • Nutritional imbalance such as low potassium or magnesium levels

HOW SERIOUS ARE THEY?….

* Source: Australia Resuscitation Outcomes

Chapters

Pages

Because AED’s range in price from cheap defibs to expensive AED’s with lots of features and connectivity, It is easy to become confused. Get your information from a Paramedic business not a sales team

Its a large expense for us but we felt it was better to spend it now than regret it later

Cathy Jenkins Secretary Cricket Club.

We had a few close calls with staff having chest pain so we thought it better to prepare

Jenny Watkins Office Manager

We were worried that it would be difficult to use a defib or dangerrous to use we now understand how easy it is to use,but we hope we dont need it.

Kevin Williams Accountant

About the author.

As a course 23 Intensive Care Paramedic Craig completed his Bachelor of Paramedic Practice degree from Charles Sturt University and has significant clinical experience at the highest Paramedic clinical level. Craig was an Intensive Care Paramedic and clinical trainer of Paramedics for the Ambulance Service of NSW, the third largest ambulance service in the world. It responds to a request for assistance about every 28 seconds of the day.

The Intensive Care paramedics were about 200 specially trained paramedics out of a staff of 4000 in the ambulance service of NSW. Craig worked in the busy inner-city areas of Sydney providing a frontline response for critical cases that were beyond the scope of care of regular paramedic ambulance officers. Delivering high quality mobile intensive critical care support in a wide variety of emergency situations in a busy inner-city area requires Intensive Care Paramedics to be able to administer the full range of advanced clinical skills, procedures and medications out in the field. Sydney was one of the first cities in the world to establish such a system.

Craig is an experienced educator who has to implement and managing training programs in pre-hospital emergency care sector here in Australia and overseas. He brings an ethical patient based reasoning to overwhelming emergency problems, showing students a way to logically work through the complexities through simplicities.

Its easy to tink it will never happen. I have had a career of turning up when people didnt start out their day thinking they would meet me..

Craig Nolan

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Restart A Heart Day

Restart A Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day

Did you know that International Paramedic College  donates a free defibrillator to an organisation of the survivors choice if our AED is used in a genuine cardiac event.

When you buy an AED from International Paramedic College you are part of our “Pay it Forward” program when you use of one of our AED’s in a Cardiac Arrest.

Giving not taking is what restart a heart day is all about

International Paramedic College

“Restart a Heart Day” is an annual International day to promote awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)

The success rate of CPR and early Defibrillation is important to here at International Paramedic College. Effective CPR and a shock from a defibrillator can make all the difference in a cardiac event.

“The city of Seattle in the USA has an effective public education and AED program. If we could do the same here and emulate their success we could save around 34 Australians a day or 12000 a year.”

Craig Nolan

CEO and Paramedic, International Paramedic College

“The survival rate for cardiac arrest in King County Seattle has risen from 27% in 2002 and hit an all-time high of 62 percent in 2013”

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% Australian survival rate

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% of casualties die before reaching hospital

%

% survival rate target (Seattle USA)

Australians could survive each day with a Seattle system

Preparation is the key to surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 

 “Key Features” in corporate and community AED programs

A Defib Is Simple To Use

You don’t need any training to use an AED simply turn them on and follow the prompts. It si that easy. Training will help take away your fear and apprehension and the Australian Resuscitation Council says it helps with pad placement and can importantly reduce the time to first shock.

Where should we put an AED? Easy Accessable Highly Visable Locations

AED locations must be highly visible to the public or employees and should be located ideally to have a 3 minute response time.

Simply saying there is one at the shopping centre is not very helpful when time is important in survivability.

AED Locations should take account of

  • response time
  • rate of incidence
  • Volume of employees/customers/visitors
  • The nature of the risk where you are

CPR Training helps

Many businesses and schools encourage or run on-site CPR AED training their employees to receive CPR/AED training so they are prepared to administer appropriate action in the event of a workplace emergency. According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, individuals working long hours are 67% more likely to suffer from a heart attack during their lifetime.

Customised AED training with every AED you buy from IPC

As a registered training organisation We can provide CPR training classes full training and support and supplies for your AED.

You can make an anonymous donation of an AED

Contact us to discuss a way you can have an organisation of your choice adopt a defib.

Low Total Cost of Ownership

Is it robust enough to handle our workplace environment and what are the replacement costs of battery and pads to ensure your AED is “ready to go”.

Signage and Cabinets

AED signs and public access cabinets.make your AED highly visible and accessible in an emergency.

AED Alert Program

  • Tracks daily status of AED
  • View and organise test reports
  • Check the location of each AED
  • Remotely upgrade Mindray Beneheart D1
  • Works with other AED’s also.

Ease of Use and Training

Is the defib simple enough to be used by anybody following the instructions and voice prompts and with some basic training.

Child AEDs

Do we need extra pads or equipment to treat children. Some AED’s can use the same pads on Adults and Children saving you stocking costs.

Time Critical Support

The absence of early defibrillation combined with CPR means that the chances of survival decrease 10% every minute that passes.

Knowledge Base

Latest Articles

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Need a Defibrillator - Not sure what to look for - We can help Choosing the right defibrillator so you can save a life can be confusing. Download this free report today. It will help you Learn what to look for when you are buying a defibrilator Compare the difference...

Restart A Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day Did you know that International Paramedic College  donates a free defibrillator to an organisation of the survivors choice if our AED is used in a genuine cardiac event. When you buy an AED from International Paramedic College you are...

Pay it forward AED Cardiac Arrest Survivor Program

International Paramedic College donates a free defibrillator to an organisation of choice of the survivor when our AED is used in a genuine cardiac event.   When you buy an AED from International Paramedic College you are part of our "Pay it Forward" cardiac survivor...

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Pay it forward AED Cardiac Arrest Survivor Program

Pay it forward AED Cardiac Arrest Survivor Program

International Paramedic College donates a free defibrillator to an organisation of choice of the survivor when our AED is used in a genuine cardiac event.

 

When you buy an AED from International Paramedic College you are part of our “Pay it Forward” cardiac survivor program when you use of one of our AED’s in a Cardiac Arrest.

Giving not taking Tell us your story

International Paramedic College

The Key To Survival in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Is The “Time to First Shock.”

Community and the success rate of CPR and early Defibrillation is important to us so IPC donates a free defibrillator to an organisation of a survivors choice when our AED is used in a genuine cardiac event, plus free pads and battery replacement after a genuine cardiac arrest event where one of our lifesaving AED,s is used.

“The city of Seattle in the USA has an effective public education and AED program. If we could do the same here and emulate their success we could save around 34 Australians a day or 12000 a year.”

Craig Nolan

CEO and Paramedic, International Paramedic College

“The survival rate for cardiac arrest in King County Seattle has risen from 27% in 2002 and hit an all-time high of 62 percent in 2013” If we could do as well as them look how many more people we could save everyday

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% Australian survival rate

%

% of casualties die before reaching hospital

%

% survival rate target (Seattle USA)

Australians could survive each day with a Seattle system

Preparation is the key to surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 

 “Key Features” in corporate AED programs

AED Alert Systems

The IP55 rated Mindray AED for example has an an optional Wi Fi alert system which provides the capability to monitor a whole fleet of AED’s remotely .This Mindray AED Alert system is being adopted into many Hospitals and large corporations, as it can monitor all patient monitoring and Defib devices (even other brands). It is the easiest to use and most adaptive patient/AED monitoring program on the market today and does not require ongoing monthly subscriptions.

Easy Accessable Highly Visable Locations

Where should we put an AED?

AED locations must be highly visible to the public or employees and should be located ideally to have a 3 minute response time.

AED Locations should take account of

  • response time
  • rate of incidence
  • Volume of employees/customers/visitors
  • The nature of the risk where you are

Well Trained Staff

Many businesses and schools encourage or run on-site CPR AED training their employees to receive CPR/AED training so they are prepared to administer appropriate action in the event of a workplace emergency. According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, individuals working long hours are 67% more likely to suffer from a heart attack during their lifetime. When you purchase an AED from IPC we will provide you with a training package to fit your needs.

Customised AED training with every AED you buy from IPC

As a registered training organisation We can provide CPR training classes full training and support and supplies for your AED.

You can make an anonymous donation of an AED

Contact us to discuss a way you can have an organisation of your choice adopt a defib.

What to look for when you buy an AED?

Low Total Cost of Ownership

Is it robust enough to handle our workplace environment and what are the replacement costs of battery and pads to ensure your AED is “ready to go”.

Signage and Cabinets

AED signs and public access cabinets.make your AED highly visible and accessible in an emergency.

AED Alert Program

  • Tracks daily status of AED
  • View and organise test reports
  • Check the location of each AED
  • Remotely upgrade Mindray Beneheart D1
  • Works with other AED’s also.

Ease of Use and Training

Is the defib simple enough to be used by anybody following the instructions and voice prompts and with some basic training.

Child AEDs

Do we need extra pads or equipment to treat children. Some AED’s can use the same pads on Adults and Children saving you stocking costs.

Time Critical Support

The absence of early defibrillation combined with CPR means that the chances of survival decrease 10% every minute that passes.

Knowledge Base

Latest Articles

Choose the best AED – Download the Ebook

Need a Defibrillator - Not sure what to look for - We can help Choosing the right defibrillator so you can save a life can be confusing. Download this free report today. It will help you Learn what to look for when you are buying a defibrilator Compare the difference...

Restart A Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day Did you know that International Paramedic College  donates a free defibrillator to an organisation of the survivors choice if our AED is used in a genuine cardiac event. When you buy an AED from International Paramedic College you are...

Pay it forward AED Cardiac Arrest Survivor Program

International Paramedic College donates a free defibrillator to an organisation of choice of the survivor when our AED is used in a genuine cardiac event.   When you buy an AED from International Paramedic College you are part of our "Pay it Forward" cardiac survivor...

Our Products

AED Alert System Management Solution

AED Alert System Management Solution

Our AED Alert system is being adopted into many Hospitals and large corporations, as it can monitor all patient monitoring and Defib devices and is not brand specific. It is the easiest to use and most adaptive patient/AED monitoring program on the market today.

The Mindray AED Alert system does not come with an ongoing subscription like some products on the market do but the AED Alert System provides a unique reason to consider how you can manage a fleet of Mindray AED’s

International Paramedic College

“A patented central management solution that allows you to save on service, maintenance and monitoring costs.”

Peace of mind and compliance management in one. AED Alert monitors the status of each AED to ensure it is in standby mode and will function correctly when needed. Data from D1 is transmitted via Wi-Fi to the AED Alert server where it can be viewed and managed by the service team. Moreover, the server will automatically forward details of any technical problems by Email to the responsible service person.

“Track the daily status of each AED View and organise test reports Check locations for each AED remotely upgrade today to the Beneheart D1 and receive a trade in bonus.”

Craig Nolan

Paramedic, International Paramedic College

“The survival rate for cardiac arrest in King County Seattle has risen from 27% in 2002 and hit an all-time high of 62 percent in 2013”

%

% Australian survival rate

%

% of casualties die before reaching hospital

%

% survival rate target (Seattle USA)

Australians could survive each day with a Seattle system

AED Management is made simple and DEFIBS are designed to be simple to use for the layman, and t

We have an AED exchange 0r trade in program

 “What are the Key Features” needed in Community AED programs

The latest Hi-tech AED devices have great features making them simple and effective to use in an emergency. The IP55 rated Mindray AED for example has an an optional Wi Fi alert system which provides the capability to monitor a whole fleet of AED’s remotely .This Mindray AED Alert system is being adopted into many Hospitals and large corporations, as it can monitor all patient monitoring and Defib devices (even other brands). It is the easiest to use and most adaptive patient/AED monitoring program on the market today and does not require ongoing monthly subscriptions.

AED Alert is great for “defib programs” in shopping centres, malls, theme parks, nursing homes, aged care facilities or corporate buildings. It monitors the status of each and every AED to ensure it is in standby mode and is ready if needed in an emergency.Service teams or monitoring staff can view and manage data from the AED alert server. The server automatically forwards details of any technical problems or maintenance requirements and can send an email to the appropriate staff.

AED Alert Systems

The Mindray AED Alert system can monitor all patient monitoring and Defib devices (even other brands). It is the easiest to use and most adaptive patient/AED monitoring program on the market today and unlike others does not require ongoing monthly subscriptions.

Where should we put an AED?

AED Locations should take account of

  • response time
  • rate of incidence
  • Volume of employees/customers/visitors
  • The nature of the risk where you are

Well Trained Staff

Many businesses owners say what if I spend money training staff and they leave. Maybe you should consider what happens if you don’t spend money on training staff and they stay. Cardiac arrest is a major issue in Australian workplaces

What to look for when you buy an AED?

Low Total Cost of Ownership

Is it robust enough to handle our workplace environment and what are the replacement costs of battery and pads to ensure your AED is “ready to go”.

Child AEDs

Do we need extra pads or equipment to treat children. Some AED’s can use the same pads on Adults and Children saving you stocking costs.

AED Alert Program

  • Tracks daily status of AED
  • View and organise test reports
  • Check the location of each AED
  • Remotely upgrade Mindray Beneheart D1
  • Works with other AED’s also.

Ease of Use and Training

Is it a simple device that can be used by anybody following the instructions and voice prompts. The use of AED’s is taught in all our first aid, first responder,and basic life support level CPR classes at International Paramedic College

Time Critical Support

The absence of early defibrillation combined with CPR means that the chances of survival decrease 10% every minute that passes.

Signage and Cabinets

AED signs and public access cabinets.make your AED highly visible and accessible in an emergency.

Knowledge Base

Latest Articles

Choose the best AED – Download the Ebook

Need a Defibrillator - Not sure what to look for - We can help Choosing the right defibrillator so you can save a life can be confusing. Download this free report today. It will help you Learn what to look for when you are buying a defibrilator Compare the difference...

Restart A Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day Did you know that International Paramedic College  donates a free defibrillator to an organisation of the survivors choice if our AED is used in a genuine cardiac event. When you buy an AED from International Paramedic College you are...

Pay it forward AED Cardiac Arrest Survivor Program

International Paramedic College donates a free defibrillator to an organisation of choice of the survivor when our AED is used in a genuine cardiac event.   When you buy an AED from International Paramedic College you are part of our "Pay it Forward" cardiac survivor...

Our Products

References:

King County, WA, Has World’s Highest Survival Rate for Cardiac Arrest. 05/18/2014 retrieved from https://www.sca-aware.org/sca-news/king-county-wa-has-worlds-highest-survival-rate-for-cardiac-arrest.

 

How to control bleeding with an arterial tourniquet

How to control bleeding with an arterial tourniquet

CAT TOURNIQUETS COMBAT APPLICATION TOURNIQUETS

CAT Tourniquets are the latest military solution to an age old problem of how to control life threatening arterial Bleeding

To avoid any confusion regarding some recently published articles regarding the use of a tourniquet to control bleeding, lets take it back to the Australian Resuscitation Guidelines on the control of bleeding.

Firstly, bleeding that is extensive enough to be life threatening needs to be controlled immediately. This means it will take priority over other first aid interventions such as airway and breathing interventions. Don’t forget to send for an ambulance as soon as possible to get help coming to you ASAP.

What is an Arterial Tourniquet?

An arterial tourniquet is specifically designed to control arterial bleeding and is less likely to cause tissue damage than improvised tourniquets. Commercially available tourniquets are designed to be applied quickly and to be securely fastened. There are several commercially available tourniquets, such as the CAT 7 (Combat Applied Tourniquet) used by the US Military.

 

 

“Your heart can pump out your entire blood volume in minutes. This is why you die on the beach from shark attack wounds causing arterial bleeding. Have a look at our shark attack pack designed to give you the haemorrhage control tools to stop the bleeding  “

So, what is severe life-threatening bleeding?

Bleeding caused by an amputated or partially amputated limb above the wrist or ankle, shark attack, boat propeller cuts or similar, to any part of the body, bleeding not controlled by direct pressure, and bleeding with shock. When you cut an artery, arterial blood is pumped out of the body. Military style CAT Tourniquets are particularly effective in controlling arterial bleeding from a limb. There is an emergency bandage, part of our stop the bleed package that can be applied to the torso to achieve pressure over wounds and soft tissue damage to the torso.

“The seriousness of the injury depends on three factors: the anatomical source of the hemorrhage (arterial, venous, capillary), the degree of vascular disruption, and the amount of blood loss that the patient can tolerate.” Mosby’s Paramedic Textbook 4th Edition

Remember!

In all cases of non-life-threatening bleeding first aiders should follow the DRSABCD action plan.

What can I do about Internal bleeding?

Obviously, Tourniquets can only be used on limbs to control life threatening bleeding.You cannot wrap them around your torso.

When do you need to use an arterial tourniquet?

An Arterial Tourniquet is used when direct pressure has failed to stop the bleeding on a limb.

*  The tourniquet should not be placed over a joint or wound.

* Ideally the tourniquet should not be applied over clothing or a wet suit, keeping trauma scissors with your tourniquet will allow you to cut the clothing or wet suit easily.

* The Tourniquet should be applied 5cm above the wound, or as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

* Commercially available tourniquets are more successful at stopping bleeding than improvised tourniquets although an improvised tourniquet is better than no tourniquet, despite the risk of tissue injury. We recommend the military style CAT tourniquet as being a quick easy to apply

* Those tourniquets that are used to draw blood are not effective in controlling life threatening bleeding. Those venous tourniquets are simply used to make your veins “pop up” to allow venous access for blood tests or IV fluids or therapy.

* The time the tourniquet is applied should be noted. You can write it on the tag on the CAT tourniquet.

* The tourniquet should not be covered up and so it is easily visible and should not be applied over clothing or wet suits.

If the tourniquet fails to stop the bleeding the position and application should be checked and a second tourniquet may need to be applied above the first

The tourniquet should be left in place until the patient arrives at the hospital

    Remember the basics?

    In all cases of severe bleeding, Call an Ambulance, Reassure the victim, make them comfortable, keep them warm, monitor their vital signs, administer oxygen if trained to do so Do Not give food or drink, treat for shock and if unresponsive and not breathing normally follow the DRSABCD Emergency Action Plan.

    WHY YOU NEED CAT TOURNIQUETS ?

    Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research

     

    Widely credited with decreasing mortality rates due to extremity exsanguination by 85%

    After an exhaustive study, the U.S. Army Institute of Research deemed it to be 100% effective

    How do you stop bleeding?

    The Australian Resuscitation protocol for the management of bleeding says

    • “Use standard precautions (e.g. gloves, protective glasses) if readily available.
    • Management of all bleeding begins with application of pressure on or around the wound.
    • If bleeding is severe or life-threatening, controlling the bleeding takes priority over airway and breathing interventions. Lie the victim down, apply pressure and send for an ambulance. If there is severe, life threatening bleeding from a limb, not controlled by pressure, apply an arterial tourniquet above the bleeding point, if trained in its use and one is available.
    • If there is severe, life-threatening bleeding from a wound site not suitable for tourniquet, or from a limb when a tourniquet is not available or has failed to stop the bleeding, apply a haemostatic dressing, if trained in its use and one is available.
    • For the majority of non-life-threatening cases, first aiders should follow the order of DRSABCD, where control of bleeding follows establishing airway and commencing CPR if required”.

     References

    Australian Resuscitation Council. (2016, January ).ANZCOR Guideline 9.1.1 . Retrieved from resus.org.au: https://resus.org.au/guidelines/

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