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.

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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