Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere 9 SOLUTIONS Automated External Defibrillators are safe and easy to use by any person, with or without training. St John SA has a broad range of models, and we can advise you on which model works best for your needs.
Why every council should have public access AEDs Increase chances of survival from sudden cardiac arrest in the community • 5 out of hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur in South Australia per day 5 • Less than 10% survive 8 • Defibrillation within the first few minutes increases chances of survival to as much as 70% 9 Safe and easy to use by any person • Fully automated models available • Voice prompts assist through CPR and defibrillation • Unit analyses the patient’s heart rhythm and only applies a shock when required • Self-checking units for minimal maintenance SA Police Chief Inspector, Alex Zimmerman, was working at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show when the unthinkable happened. Alex began to experience severe chest pain and other classic heart attack symptoms. Quick thinking from his colleagues got him to the St John medical centre where it was confirmed he was having a heart attack and later, a cardiac arrest. He was saved by St John volunteers who used an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Not everyone is as lucky to be around trained and equipped St John volunteers when this sort of event happens. This is why public access defibrillators are a must in public spaces. Overview Sudden cardiac arrest can affect people of all ages. The only definitive treatment is a defibrillator shock, which gives the heart a chance to restore a normal rhythm. For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation, chances of survival decrease by 10%. 7 Therefore, having a defibrillator on-site makes a real difference in the crucial time until the ambulance arrives. A life saved
The following model is recommended by St John for council environments.
Speedy and smart: LIFEPAK CR2 Ideal public access defibrillator, or for vehicles, workplaces and offices • Fastest time to first shock • Easy child mode toggle switch (no separate accessories needed) • Provides clear voice prompts and CPR guidance • WI-FI features • IP (International Protection) Rating: 55
• 8-year warranty • Universal pads • Safe and easy to use by any person • Fully or semi-automated
8 Beck et al, 2018, Regional variation in the characteristics, incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Australia and New Zealand: Results from the Aus-ROC Epistry. Resuscitation. Vol 126, pp 49-57. 9 Perkins etc al, 2015, European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015, Sec 2, Adult basic life support and automated external defibrillation. Resuscitation. Vol 95, pp. 81-99.