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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

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% 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

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% of casualties die before reaching hospital

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% 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”

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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

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...

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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.

 

Hire or rent a defibrillator AED

Hire or rent a defibrillator AED

Rent Hire or Lease an AED for your next Gathering

A low cost alternative to buying an AED or Defibrilator

International Paramedic College

AED sales and hire from  Professional Paramedics

Hire an AED to treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) at your event or gathering, the perfect business solution.

“Our AED hire units are great for any event, party or family gathering.”

Craig Nolan

Paramedic, International Paramedic College

Our Packages

Get a package to suit you!

Monthly Lease

Rent the latest Hi-tech AED devices. IP55 Rated. Can include a secure public access cabinet. Attractive monthly rate.

Weekly Hire

Need an AED and accessories to forfill a short term contract. Hire an AED on a per week basis. Can include a cabinet.

Weekend Hire

For your event, park run or to support your current first aid arrangements. Can include a cabinet.

Need AED training

Customised Instruction with Every AED Hire

As a registered training organisation We can provide full training and support in the use of an AED and CPR

 

Acceptance of our rental terms and conditions apply with the hire of these units, including –

  • Minimum two days hire. Contact us to discuss long term options & leasing arrangements;
  • User pays for any consumables used or damage to the AED.
  • The Australian Resuscitation Council says that the use of an AED or Defibrillator as it is also called, should not be restricted to trained personal. The use of AED’s by individuals without prior formal training can be life-saving because every minute defibrillation is delayed their is a 10% reduction in survival. We recommend that people should be trained in the use of an AED so that the pads are placed correctly and the time to first shock is reduced.

Why rent an AED?

No Maintenence

We take care of the maintenance, battery and pads replacement and ensure your AED is “ready to go”.

Signage and Cabinets

AED signs and public access cabinets are available

Stress Relief

Reduce the worry about things going wrong.

User Guides and Training

We can provide user guides and training in the use of an AED.

Child AEDs

An AED can be provided that can be used to treat children.

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...

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7 reasons to buy an AED

7 reasons to buy an AED

Seven Reasons to invest in your people, your customers and yourself!

Buy an AED!

01

35,000 Australians die every year from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

Reducing the time to first shock is critical

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in Australia, causing around 35,000 deaths each year. Around half those who experience cardiac arrest have no prior warning that there is anything wrong with their heart. Of those cases that occur outside hospital, almost 90 per cent are fatal.

It is not just older people who suffer cardiac arrest. In the United States about 7,000 to 16,000 children die from sudden cardiac arrest each year, often from undiagnosed heart defects. For adults, 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur in the  workplace every year, with 13% of all workplace fatalities resulting from sudden cardiac arrest.

 In Australia each week, 5 people under 35 suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

Here at International Paramedic College, we want to see an Australia where, if a friend or workmate has a cardiac arrest, you’ll be able to find an AED within minutes because for every minute defibrillation is delayed there is a 10% reduction in survival.

A recent article in the Australian Financial review asked the question “When so few medical conditions are completely unexplained, we retain a special horror for these stories of teenagers who go to sleep and never wake up, or of promising athletes who die mid-race. They raise the disturbing, unanswered question: why do the young and healthy sometimes drop dead?”

Just like first aid kits, smoke detectors and other safety measures, AED’s can save lives and we need them in the workplace close to where people are.

 

News reports show a 21 year old Sunshine Coast woman was saved by the quick thinking of those around her and timely access to an AED after she almost died from a massive attack while using a rowing machine.

Emily Counter was working out at a fitness center in Noosa when she had a seizure and went into cardiac arrest in October 2018

Watch the CCTV footage here

“More Australians die of Sudden Cardiac Arrest each year than those that die of Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Aids, Road Accidents and House Fires all combined!”

02

Ambulance response times

Reducing the time to first shock is critical

Paramedics are fast, but not that fast.

Australian Ambulance response times can vary widely. It is the nature of this big brown land. Average ambulance response times are published annually and you can see in the graph below that waiting for paramedics to deliver the first shock as your strategy in time-critical sudden cardiac arrest, may not be the best strategy. Many years ago, Bob Wright, the father of modern paramedics in Australia worked on the philosophy that if you were going to die between the event and the hospital then we better train paramedics to treat you. AED’s were developed to help the general public save lives before an Ambulance arrives by being easy to use in an emergency. Waiting for paramedics to arrive will reduce your chance of survival.

 

03

SCA is a workplace health and safety issue

Reducing the time to first shock is critical

Are there any legal implications if you have an AED in the workplace?

Many people are concerned by the possible legal ramifications of having an AED in the workplace. Common worries include questions like “if we use an AED on someone and that person doesn’t survive, are we liable”, “is an AED in the workplace only provided for staff or should it be available to customers” and so on.

Whilst it would be prudent practice to seek out your own legal advice, some great reading on this topic is available from the blog “Australian Emergency Law” by Michael Eburn PhD and Barrister. Included herein are links to particularly relevant articles such as:  “Legal issues when installing a defibrillator“, “Liability for installing, or not, an AED in a retirement community” and “Choosing not to install an AED for spurious reasons“.

Here are a couple of quotes from the articles mentioned above:

 

“Not installing an AED for fear that one somehow be liable if it’s used is ridiculous.  They are intended to be used by anyone…

It may be reasonable to choose not to install one on a cost-benefit basis, but it can’t be reasonable to choose not to install one for fear that ‘it will give rise to some additional duty of care that could wind up with them getting sued’.  It won’t.”

Michael Eburn

“Ambulance Victoria have demonstrated that Victorian SCA victims that receive their first shock from a by-stander who utilises an AED have a 1.96x higher chance of surviving the event (55%) than those that wait for a Victorian Ambulance (28%)!”

04

Focus on real service to your customers and staff in times when the need is greatest.

Its a paramedic adage -Taking the “what if” out of critical situations is vital for our mental well being

An AED in the workplace is there for you, your staff and customers

What is customer service? I hear business talk about customer focus and exceeding customer expectations. Having an AED when a customer needs one might just be better than a 5 star google or facebook review of your business or the feedback if you couldn’t help. 

SCA can occur in any circumstance; work, rest or play. There are many contributing factors to SCA like diet, weight, exercise or lack of exercise, stress, genetic factors, though it is important to note that many SCA occur in young and otherwise healthy Australians.

Global studies over the past 20 years have provided similar outcomes. These studies have repeatedly demonstrated the link between AEDs and surviving a SCA. In addition, these studies have demonstrated that higher survival outcomes are achieved when the first shock is delivered within 3 minutes.

Compared to the rest of the world we are not as good at delivering the first shock in SCA.

Time = Survival

 

….in England only 55 per cent of people who suffer a cardiac arrest in public are given CPR by a bystander (40 per cent in Australia), and only 2 per cent are treated with a defibrillator before the ambulance arrives – even though this offers the best chance of survival. As a result, you’re much more likely to die of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England than in Norway, where a quarter of victims survive, or in Seattle or the Netherlands, where survival rates are 21 per cent. Research by the University of Warwick suggests that if England’s emergency medical services began operating on a par with that of Norway, this would save 4,500 lives a year.

Australian Financial Review

“Survival of SCA in Australia is estimated to be 12%, or 25% if the SCA is witnessed by a bystander. Survival in other parts of the world is as high as 65% for a witnessed SCA!”

05

CPR is Not enough

Reducing the time to first shock is critical

Workplace CPR training or Community CPR education programs are great, but they are not enough.

Effective CPR where you press hard enough and fast enough on the chest may keep patients “salvageable” and by that I mean it circulates blood to the brain which is important, however, only an electric shock from an AED can restore a normal heart rhythm when a person experiences an abnormal heart rhythm such as ventricular fibrillation — the  leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest. An AED delivers the required shock if it registers that a shock is needed by the patient. That’s why they call them “smart defibs”

06

SCA is the single largest health issue facing Australian workplaces

Reducing the time to first shock is critical

AEDs are Easy to Use – You Cannot Accidentally Shock Someone

AEDs will calmly talk you through everything you need to do. So even if you haven’t been trained you can follow the voice instructions. They will automatically analyze the person’s heart rhythm and advise whether a shock is needed.  You cannot accidentally shock someone because the AED only will charge to shock when it detects two life threatening rhythms – ventricular fibrillation and an unstable ventricular tachycardia.  If someone just passes out and still has heartbeat, it will not charge to shock.  In  fact, studies show that sixth grade children can correctly use an AED in as little as 90 seconds.

 

 

07

What would your workplace be like after someone had died from a sudden cardiac arrest

Reducing the time to first shock is critical

There is a cost to doing nothing – Dealing with the “what if’s” after traumatic events can be devastating.

 As a paramedic I speak from experience. The “what if’s” ripple effect after tragedy and simply devastating.

 The current model Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace only mandates first aid kits and trained first aiders. So, while an AED is not mandated, it could be used on you, your customers or your colleagues at work. It’s not always what we have to do, but what we should do.

You don’t only need to do something when you have too.

We need to do something when it is just the right thing to do.

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OUR RECOMMENDED AED HAS

  • Faster to shock and the only AED with CPR insight technology that allows chest compressions during ECG rhythm analysis which means more effective CPR
  • CPR coaching and metronome to set an effective CPR pace during an arrest
  • Adult and child modes at the press of a button with no need to change between or buy separate adult and child pads
  • IP rating of 55 for tough conditions
  • Available in semi or fully automatic modes
  • 8 year warranty
  • 4 year pad and battery life (change pads and battery cost around $400)
  • Cheapest cost of ownership over the life of the AED
  • Soft shell carry case
  • Clear voice technology – easy to hear and understand instructions
  • Weight of only 2kg for easy of transporting                                                                    
  • Part of our pay it forward program where we donate an AED to the survivors choice of place

  Fully Automatic model = no button to push to deliver shock. Semi-Automatic model = push button to deliver a shock. We recommend the fully automatic model for use as a public access defibrillator

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