Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the single largest cause of death in Australia with over 30,000 people suffering SCA every year
Of the people who collapse with sudden cardiac arrest, those in ventricular fibrillation (VF) or with pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT) (around 85% of sudden cardiac arrest casualties) have the greatest chance of survival.
Survival is dependent on early defibrillation using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The delivery of an electrical shock via an AED to a heart experiencing SCA briefly stops all electrical activity in the heart and the pace making cells in the heart then have a chance to regain a normal heart rhythm.
A Defibrillator is the only definitive Treatment for SCA
At present, less than 5% of people survive a SCA out of the hospital. "TIME" is critical in saving lives. Every minute that goes by results in a 10% decline in the chance of survival (therefore, there is a 10 minute window of opportunity).
The average Ambulance response time is 11 minutes, which is clearly not sufficient for someone who has suffered a SCA. This is where we can help with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
It is a given that you protect your building from fire and damage. What protection do you have for the people usually within it?
You owe it to yourself, your staff and your patients to have an AED on site. Check out three market leading solutions that are available to you....
Market Leading Defibrillators
Lifepak CR Plus - Fully Automatic Defibrillator
Increase the chance of a positive outcome from sudden cardiac Physio Controls Lifepak CR Plus provides a versa for any environment.
- Conducts weekly and monthly checks for guaranteed performance when required.
- Visible readiness display (OK Indicator, CHARGE-PAK Indicator, Attention Indicator, Service Indicator)
- Directs up to 360 joules if required on difficult to defibrillate patients. Initial shock delivered at 200 joules which automatically escalates each shock.
- Industry leading 8 year warranty on the AED.
Zoll AED 3 - Fully Automatic Defibrillator
- Real CPR Help that can see your chest compressions during CPR to let you know when you're doing high-quality CPR.
- Shock delivery 8 seconds after stopping CPR for a more effective shock*
- Constant metronome at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute to comply with the latest Guidelines.
- Universal CPR Uni-padz for push-button selection of Child rescue using the Child button on the front of the AED 3.
- On-screen display of elapsed rescue time and number of shocks delivered for critical information that EMS personnel will need to know on arrival.
- High-resolution full-colour graphic images and text accompany all audio prompts for easy understanding of what to do next.
Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 - Fully Automatic Defibrillator
This easy to use, reliable, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) that, incorporates intelligent functionality and intuitive design, perfect for the minimally trained user.
- IP55 High ingress protection against water and dust for optimal performance in the toughest environments.
- Rescue Ready technology conducts self-checks of battery, software, and pads daily. Partial charge of the high-voltage electronics is conducted weekly. A full charge carried out monthly.
- 7year AED warranty and 4 year full replacement battery guaranteee.
- Real-time CPR feedback offering guidance on compression rate and depth as recommended by the 2010 Resuscitation Guidelines.
CAN ANYBODY USE AN AED?
The Answer is YES!
Least number of Steps
In an emergency when the adrenaline is flowing it is proven that the fewer the number of critical steps necessary, the better the outcome. All you need to do is open the lid to start the device and your AED has a patented one-step operation.
Easy to Use
There are no buttons on the AED, so the user can never do anything wrong and the AED will only deliver a shock if the pads are effectively placed and the AED finds an abnormal heart rhythm. Comprehensive voice and texts prompts keep you informed as to what to do so you are always on the right track.
These AED's have a "Status Indicator" on the front of the unit that indicates the current working order. It will automatically test all of the 3 critical components (battery, pre-connected electrodes & circuitry).
Important Features to look for in an AED