A Defib / AED is needed whenever Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs. It is unlikely a defib will immediately be available during all cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The key is to minimise the time it takes to get access to a defib. In Australia, if you dial triple zero ‘000’ an ambulance will arrive equipped with a defibrillator. It is well known the longer it takes to be defibrillated (shocked) when a shockable rhythm is present (about 50% of out-of-hospital arrests), the less likely you are to survive. This is why you should have a defibrillator at hand – contact your Defibshop now to discuss your defibrillator needs.
Some locations where a defib could be located include, but not be limited to:
- at home
- pools (public & private)
- sporting fixtures
- shopping centres
- community meeting places
- community events
- mobile homes
- department stores
- function centres
- other locations where access to a defib may be delayed such as remote locations and communities.
Has your organisation considered the liability of not having a defibrillator? Does your organisation have members of the public attending for any events? Does your organisation hire out any facilities, or hold public functions on its premises? Then not having a defibrillator handy may render you liable!
Does a family member have a cardiac history? Are you and your partner (husband, wife, family member or friend) travelling around the country where access to a defibrillator and an ambulance service might be delayed? Then you may be in an ideal position to purchase a defibrillator.
Call your Defibshop staff today to discuss your needs. Australia wide 1300 729 575, or click here to drop us a message.
Think you don’t need a defibrillator just yet? Are you too young, all healthy and active? Then you could use a defibrillator! Heard someone say “I’m not old enough to need a defib yet”? Then take a look at Walters story below!
You simply never know where and when you might need a defibrillator!