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Defibrillators2022-08-02T08:16:22+10:00

Defibrillators

Keep your home, workplace and community safe.

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, affecting more than 33,000 people every year. Without early defibrillation with an AED, less than 9% will survive. AED devices have a proven track record of saving lives in public places as well as in the workplace. They can do the same for you and your employees. Speak to us today about our packages.

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Importance of an AED

The moment someone has a cardiac arrest, the clock starts ticking. Chances of survival decrease by about 10% for every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation.

You can’t choose when a cardiac arrest will strike. But you can be prepared by having access to a defibrillator.

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Be ready for the unthinkable

An AED is a life-saving device that can help someone survive in an emergency. Your AED should always be at the ready.

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If a sudden cardiac emergency strikes one of your employees, customers or visitors, are you prepared to help save a life?

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Our defibrillator buyers guide will take you through all the elements you need to know when purchasing a defibrillator AED unit.

HeartSine Samaritan Defibrillator

HeartSine is the pioneer of clinically advanced automated external defibrillators (AEDs) offering industry-leading value and environmental protection in the smallest and lightest units.

The semi-automatic HeartSine samaritan PAD 350P AED and fully automatic HeartSine samaritan PAD 360P AED, available with or without Wi-Fi connectivity, offer industry-leading value and environmental protection in the smallest and lightest package available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any rules about who can own an AED?2022-06-11T17:40:20+10:00

Anyone can own an AED. For help selecting the right one for your business or organisation, please contact our team.

Do I need to train my employees?2022-05-09T22:39:30+10:00

While AEDs can be used without any prior experience, it is strongly recommended that all staff are trained in CPR and AED.

Do pads and batteries have a shelf life?2022-05-09T22:41:45+10:00

Yes, both pads and batteries expire and will need replacing. It is common for them to have a shelf-life which is the amount of time they can be stored without being used. Batteries also have a ‘standby life’ which is the amount of time they can be used once installed. This varies depending on the manufacturer. Batteries will typically power a defibrillator for between 4-5 years.

Electrode pads are disposable, single-use items and cannot be reused. They may be stored for some time before use and their ‘shelf life’ ranges from 2-4 years. When the shelf life or standby life has expired, replacement AED pads or replacement defibrillator batteries will need to be purchased.

Can the electrode pads be re-used?2022-06-11T17:57:41+10:00

No. you will need to purchase replacement pads after each use. View our range of defibrillator pads, batteries and accessories which can be purchased online.

When do I use an AED?2022-01-24T02:35:18+11:00

An AED should be used for all who are unresponsive and not breathing normally. Chest compressions should be commenced immediately and the AED applied as soon as it becomes available.

Who can use an AED?2022-01-24T02:35:44+11:00

The Australian Resuscitation Council state that anyone can use an AED and that it should not be restricted to trained personnel.

Who should have a defibrillator?2022-01-24T02:36:30+11:00

While not a legal requirement in Australia, it is recommended that the installation and use of AEDs should at least be considered by all workplaces.

Is there a danger to myself or others whilst using an AED?2022-01-24T02:37:04+11:00

Although AEDs are extremely safe, rescuers should take care not to touch the person during a shock delivery. There are no reports of harm to rescuers from attempting defibrillation in wet environments.

Can an AED be used on a pregnant women?2022-01-24T02:37:50+11:00

Yes. An AED can and should be used on pregnant women who are in cardiac arrest.

Can you use an AED on someone who has a pacemaker?2022-01-24T02:38:27+11:00

Yes. An AED can be used on a person with a pacemaker. When applying the pads, ensure that the pad is placed slightly away from the pacemaker.

Where should the defibrillator be placed in the workplace?2022-06-11T17:45:57+10:00

Similar to fire extinguishers, defibrillators should not be locked away in a cupboard and should be easily accessible to everyone. Place your AED in visible, accessible places. Choose locations that increase the chances of getting the AED to the person having a sudden cardiac arrest in less than 3 minutes.

Conducting a site assessment of your workplace should be the first step when determining where to place your defibrillator. A site assessment offers your best glimpse into response times during an actual emergency situation. Time is critical when sudden cardiac arrest happens.

Start by identifying any “high risk” areas such as workspaces where there is a risk of electric shock or asphyxiation, any areas where health compromised individuals are present on a regular basis, or where there is a high volume of people.

Never place a defibrillator in offices or areas which may be locked while there are still workers in the building. Defibrillators should be accessible to all personnel at all times. Select an accessible and visible location and install clear signage.

CPR for Life can help you determine how many AEDs are recommended for your organisation and where to place them. If you would like one of our team members to contact you, click here and submit an enquiry or call us on 1300 316 551.

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