Last week Defib For Life met with Minister Corey Wingard, Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services and Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing to discuss the importance of having access to Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in our communities.
Minister Wingard is a pro-active forward-thinking Minister prepared to listen to the needs of the community and take action.
As we mentioned in the meeting, Defib For Life is interested in increasing the awareness of the issues around Sudden Cardiac Arrest and increasing the distribution to ensure that no Australian is 10minutes away from a lifesaving device making the communities we all live in safer places to be.
We are keen to continue with these conversations with other local Government Departments to see how Defib For Life can work with them to support sporting and community clubs to ensure that they are covered.
A few features of the two Defib For Life defibrillator units, that are not part of every AED:
- Easy-to-use AED for responders at all level;
- IP55 High ingress protection against water and dust for optimal performance in the toughest environments – ideal for taking outside classroom to sports oval or playground;
- Meets the highest of military standards for vibration, shock and drop testing (up to 1.5mt);
- RescueCoach™ user-paced prompts guide responder through each critical rescue step Extra assistance through text prompts provide additional coaching in noisy and chaotic environments;
- Intuitive, interchangeable pad simplifies positioning;
- Assesses the patient’s therapy needs and delivers customised fully automated shock at an appropriate energy level in as little as 10 seconds;
- The shock is tapered to the size of the patient, so you are not receiving to high a shock or to low….that is so important in reducing damage to the heart and surrounding tissues;
- Defib For Life offers face to face training….that is so important.