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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 Australian Resuscitation Council.

Who Is The Australian Resuscitation Council

The Australian Resuscitation Council is sponsored by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, it is a not for profit voluntary coordinating body which represents all major groups involved in the teaching and practice of resuscitation. More information on the Australian Resuscitation Council can be found at https://resus.org.au/

What Defibrillators Best Meet The ANZCOR Guidelines

The Physio Control LIFEPAK®   CR2 is a stand out when it comes to compliance to the ANZCOR Guidelines as it ;

  • It complies with the ANZCOR recommendation for escalating energy to 360 Joules “If the first shock is not successful and the defibrillator is capable of delivering shocks of higher energy, it is reasonable to increase the energy to the maximum available for subsequent shocks.”  
  • It complies with the ANZCOR recommendation for default initial energy of 200 Joules For biphasic waveforms: “The default initial energy level for adults should be set at 200J.”
  • It complies with the ANZCOR recommendation for decreased time to defibrillation. It is the fastest unit on the market to shock * and uses CPR insight technology to allow CPR to be performed while its analyzing a heart rhythm giving more hands on patient time to perform CPR.   “The chance of successful defibrillation decreases with time. Therefore the performance of good CPR and decreasing the time to  defibrillation are the highest priorities in resuscitation from sudden cardiac arrest.”

We would encourage any prospective customers to make themselves familiar with the ANZCOR guidelines and make sure that any first aid or emergency training they complete is in line with these guidelines. A full copy of all the ANZCOR Guidelines can be found at  https://resus.org.au/guidelines/.

More information on the LIFEPAK®  CR2 defibrillator can be found at https://aedauthority.com.au/product/lifepak-cr2/

*Physio-Control Internal Semi-Automatic AED Comparison Usability Study, August 2016. Reported results are median data unless otherwise noted.
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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.

 

 

 

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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.

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.

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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 way to restart someones heart when SCA occurs.

Talk to your family and people at work about acquiring a defibrillator and guarding against SCA.

 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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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.

 

 

 

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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 public access defibrillator?

Defibrillators cant be locked in cabinets as they need to be available for use at all times.

You also cant always rely on alarmed cabinets to prevent theft.

Solution

Physio Control CR2 Defibrillator

 

 

 

 

 

 

We recommend that our clients purchase a Physio Control CR2 Defibrillator with GPRS location tracking.

This is the best solution if you are worried about theft or ensuring that a defibrillator is available in a location at all times.

The CR2 defibrillator can be tracked through software and alerts sent to owners when the unit has been moved out of range.

We also can provide  stickers that can be placed on cabinets that  deter theft.

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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 to make sure its operational at all times.

Our AED Concierge program helps you do this.

Get a defibrillator and get our program to maintain it.

The Physio Control CR Plus defibrillator is an ideal choice for sporting clubs and business.

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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 pre-existing condition.
  • First Aid CPR was administered immediately.
  • Paramedics were nearby and able to ‘re-start’ his heart with an AED / defibrillator.
  • Consequently quick access to CPR and an AED /Defibrillator helped saved the boys life.
  • What is especially relevant her is that cardiac arrest can strike any time and any where totally unexpectedly.

In conclusion

While  first aid and CPR helped save his life, the only way to restart a persons heart is with a defibrillator.

Don’t get caught out !!

Make sure you have a defibrillator and people well trained in CPR / First Aid to help save a life toady !!

 

 

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CR2 Defibrillator From Physio Control

CR2 Defibrillator

The new CR2 Defibrillator from Physio Control.

 

Coming soon to our website.

 

Call us now for more information or a quote on this ground breaking new defibrillator.

 

This defibrillator features some advanced features including WiFi and Cellular Network Communication and promises to be the defibrillator of choice for both inexperienced users and rescue professionals.

As well as meeting the current ANZCOR guidelines and offering a host of features including escalating joules therapy, CPR metronome, cprINSIGHT™ analysis technology, QUIK-STEP™ electrodes  as well as being one of the fastest units to shock, this defibrillator is the latest defibrillator to enter the market and is one of the most advanced available today..

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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.