Every time we hear of a save the team at Defib for Life are over the moon with excitement because it means that a family member, or best mate, or a staff member at a workplace is still here, and now has the capacity to go on living their life because there was a defibrillator nearby.
In March 2017 a 15 year old teenager working at a McDonalds in outer Melbourne was saved by his quick thinking young colleagues after he suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
They knew where the AED was located, they opened it up and followed the instructions that the fully automatic external defibrillator gives you and they were able to save their friend.
This young man had an underlying heart condition, that like so many, goes undetected until that person has a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Many people aren’t aware that young, fit people can and do suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. In this case the story had a great outcome and the young man is back enjoying life with his family and his mates.
Thank goodness the management in this business structure had the forthought to ensure that their work place was rescue ready in the case of an emergency. Is yours?
Be prepared for any emergency and be rescue ready. Contact Sue and had a chat to see how you can ensure your work place is rescue ready, she has some really helpful tips!