Need a Defibrillator
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- Learn what to look for when you are buying a defibrilator
- Compare the difference in some models of AED’s
- Discover what you need to know when making a decision to buy an AED
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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 is a sudden cardiac arrest?
The “Chain of Survival”
How to use a defibrillator
How we can help
Who should have one
How do you look after a defibrillator?
Key purchasing decisions
Comparison of products on the market
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.
- Having a family history of coronary artery disease or another form of heart disease / heart problems
- 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
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..
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