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WorkSafe Victoria releases guidance on AED use

WorkSafe Victoria has released new guidance on the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the workplace to empower workers to use the device during a cardiac arrest crisis. According to WorkSafe Victoria, a cardiac arrest is when a person’s heart suddenly stops pumping and can happen to anyone regardless of age or health. It is treated with […]

Kelly’s Hotel knows the benefit of insurance

AHA Member Paul Stocks from Kelly’s Hotel knows the benefit of insurance.  He was one of the first AHA members to take up the Defib offer from AED Authority ensuring his team will be prepared in the event of a patron or staff member suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. Paul purchased the best device on […]

Australian Hearts

 Across the country, 41 Australians die from a sudden cardiac arrest every single day. This is 41 families each day losing a loved one – it could be a mother, father, grandparent, daughter or son. 41 hearts, 41 tragedies every single day. And most of these deaths are completely preventable. If only an Automatic External […]

Tell everyone you are a lifesaver!

Join the Ambulance Victoria ‘Good Sam’ register. Ambulance Victoria is maintaining a register of defibrillators so their ‘Good Sam’ responders can access this life-saving device faster than waiting for an ambulance. Every minute that CPR and defibrillation are delayed reduces the person’s chance of survival by 10%. A fast response can make the difference between […]

Why buy a Defibrillator with compliance to the ANZCOR Guidelines

What Are The ANZCOR Guidelines? The ANZCOR guidelines are evidence based resuscitation protocols that include recommendations for Automated External Defibrillators. The guidelines have been developed with consideration of all available scientific and published information. Defibrillators that have a high level of compliance with the ANZCOR Guidelines offer the best practice features as recommended by the […]

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 […]

Restart A Heart Day – October 16 2017

Restart A Heart Day 2017 October 16 2017 marks Restart a Heart Day for 2017. http://www.restartaheart.net/ Restart a Heart Day aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and that anyone can restart a heart. The aim of Restart A Heart Day is to raise awareness and education of CPR and AED’s / Defibrillators in the […]

Tom Petty – Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Tom Petty – Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) The sad loss of  Tom Petty yesterday, struck down by a sudden cardiac arrest. While the exact situation of what happened is not clear it highlights the shear randomness of SCA. Also reminds us that we need more access to Defibrillators / AED’s. A defibrillator is the only […]

Public Access Defibrillator / AED Security

Defibrillator / AED Theft Public access defibrillators AED can get stolen and often never found again. The reason they are often not recovered is that they have no value to buyers. Who’s going to want to use a defibrillator that was sold in the Pub ? So the question is, how do you secure a […]

What’s the worst thing that can happen when using a Defibrillator ??

Finding out it has a flat battery. See Article ‘VAFA player suffers heart attack during game at Whitefriars College’ Herald Sun, August 20, 2017 A footballer collapsed during a game. The football clubs defibrillator battery was flat. All Defibrillators need  attention to keep them working at all times. When you buy a defibrillator you need […]

Melbourne teen’s remarkable recovery after going into cardiac arrest

A good article on the 9News site regarding the unexpected cardiac arrest that a young teenager and his remarkable recovery. See the article here  The points we should take note of are; A thought to be healthy 16 year old boy had a cardiac arrest, while competing in a triathlon. The teenager had a unknown […]