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 community.

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The Restart a Heart movement is about people knowing what to do in a sudden cardiac arrest emergency.

  1. CALL 000     Call for Help Dial 000
  2. PUSH             Commence CPR immediate.
  3. SHOCK          Use a AED / Defibrillator

We are also keen to support this important movement and improve survival rates form Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Why the Physio Control Lifepack CR plus is a great all round defibrillator.

Why the Lifepack CR Plus Defibrillator ?

Lifepak CR PLUS Defibrillator Simple Design and simple to use yet full of advanced technology, is the reason why the CR Plus Defibrillator its so good. When a person is struck down with a Sudden Cardiac Arrest the rescue scenario should be as simple as possible.

The Lifepack CR Plus does this well with only two steps to get it working.

  • Firstly turn on the defibrillator
  • Secondly Attach electrodes to the patient and listen to the voice prompts from the unit.
As a result you have a much less complex unit than other defibrillators, while allowing a rescuer to focus on giving good CPR. Also the Lifepack CR Plus has a high level of compliance to the ANZCOR  / Australian Resussitation Council guidelines.

Compliance to Anzcor guidelines includes;

  • Fast time to shock, 1 min 33 sec,
  • Escalating joules therapy and
  • Default initial energy of 200 joules
The Physio Control Lifepack CR Plus is one of the best entry level units on the market.      

Why Do I Need A Defibrillator / AED

The Vital First 10 Minutes

The most compelling reason as to why anyone needs to have a defibrillator on hand is that after the first 10 minutes of having a cardiac arrest your survival rates can drop to be less than 10% . The survival rate can drop between 7% to 10% for every minute the patient has to wait for defibrillation.

Our ambulance service and paramedics do a magnificent job with the resources they have available to them, but it doesn’t guarantee that they will get to a patient within that 10 minute window.

The latest Ambulance Victoria Report on ambulance response times  (1st Jan 2016-31st Mar 2016) shows that the state wide average response time for a code one incident (Sudden Cardiac Arrest included) reported that 75.6% of the time, the ambulance arrived less than or equal to 15 mins.  The state average response time was 13:01 with the best average time being Melbourne with 9:51, the worst areas being some rural locations where response times are greater than 20 mins. A quick check shows that these numbers are pretty similar for other states and territories in Australia.

Bearing in mind that early defibrillation and the first 10 mins is key to improving survival rates these numbers show is that survival rates from cardiac arrest can be dramatically improved if people, businesses, sporting clubs and organisations of all types have a defibrillator available to them, then more lives will be saved from cardiac arrest. 

We owe it to our family , workmates and fellow person to be equipped and ready with a defibrillator in the event of an emergency.

Contact us today for more information on a defibrillator that suits your requirements.

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