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Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Ambulance Victoria Response Times

Ambulance Victoria Response Times

The Ambulance Victoria 2016/2017 annual report shows that response time targets were not met.

Attendance to code one emergency’s within 15 minuets was  78.3% of the time against a target of 85%

Also better performance was reported for cardiac arrest patients with 50% surviving the trip to hospital.

The numbers show their is a real need for more Defibrillators in the community to improve cardiac arrest survival rates.

For every minuet that passes post cardiac arrest survival rates drop by 10%, so having a defibrillator on hand is critical.

In conclusion while paramedics do a fantastic job, more life saving defibrillators are needed to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates.