Sudden Cardiac Arrest can be arrested
In communities across Australia, over 30,000 out of hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests occur each year. They happen in my community and they happen in your community.
Is your community prepared?
With every minute that passes after the arrest, the chance of survival decreases by 10%. But by increasing the number of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) out in our communities, we have the power to change the outcome.
What you need to know about defibrillators
- You cannot harm anyone by using a defibrillator, you can only help save their life.
- The AED works by assessing if there is any electrical rhythm in the heart and if not, the AEDs that Defib For Life issues determine what size of shock is required. The AED automatically issues the shock, leaving no room for doubt.
- In the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the only thing that will restart the heart is a shock from a defibrillator.
- The defibrillators we issue are as easy to use as a fire extinguisher, and take up the same amount of space.