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Owning a defibrillator – who should?

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
  • work
  • clubs
  • pubs
  • pools (public & private)
  • schools
  • sporting fixtures
  • shopping centres
  • community meeting places
  • community events
  • libraries
  • hotels
  • motels
  • universities
  • halls
  • caravans
  • mobile homes
  • boats
  • yachts
  • properties
  • cars
  • cafe
  • restaurants
  • gyms
  • churches
  • department stores
  • function centres
  • planes
  • other locations where access to a defib may be delayed such as remote locations and communities.

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The reality is, if you are the victim, you would like someone to call triple zero ‘000’, start CPR, and apply a defib whilst the ambulance is coming.

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!

By | 2017-04-24T20:44:37+00:00 April 30th, 2013|Defibrillation & FAQ's|0 Comments