St John is committed to ensuring the wide spread implementation of public access defibrillators in the community.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in Australia. The chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest increases from 10% to 80% when there’s an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) available.
Having a defib on hand at your workplace or community club can make the difference in the first few minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest incident. They are easy to use, maintain, and can save a life prior to the ambulance arriving.
We understand that purchasing a defibrillator is a big decision. For personalised service when purchasing your defib, phone 1300 ST JOHN (78 5646) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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WATCH: Why Your Workplace Needs a Defib
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Life Saving Initiative
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in Australia, with 30,000 people suffering heart attacks every year. It can happen is anyone, as shown by the death of a country footballer last month. The tragedy adding urgency to an SA Amateur Football League initiative to install life saving defibrillators in every suburban club room.
Life Saving Stories
Here’s proof that defibrillators and quick thinking users really do save lives.
Did you know?...
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is still one of Australia’s biggest killers, affecting over 25,000 people. Approximately 80% of all SCAs occur at home, public places, outside of a hospital setting and almost 60% are witnessed.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is often misunderstood as a heart attack. A heart attack is a plumbing problem, and occurs when one or more of the arteries delivering blood to the heart is blocked. Oxygen in the blood cannot reach the heart muscle and the heart muscle is damaged.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs when the heart's electrical system malfunctions; causing rhythms that is rapid or erratic or both. This irregular heart rhythm causes the heart to suddenly stop beating in any coordinated manner by preventing the heart from pumping blood around the body effectively and the heart stops beating.
Defibrillation is the delivery of a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart with a device called a defibrillator and is the common treatment for sudden cardiac arrest. Access to defibrillators and early defibrillation increases the chance of survival in casualties. Defibrillation within the first 2 minutes increases the survival rate by 80%, for every minute that passes that defibrillation does not occur the survival rate decreases by 10%.
Our State Retail Manager, Alida Parente, shares important information on defibrillators and the survival rate statistics with ABC Adelaide Radio's Sonya Feldhoff. Listen to the converstation.
The Chain of Survival
The chain of survival refers to refers to a series of actions that, when put into motion, reduce the mortality associated with a sudden cardiac arrest. A strong Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of heart attack, stroke and other emergencies. Like any chain, the chain of survival is only as strong as its weakest link. The four interdependent links in the chain of survival are early access, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced cardiac life support.
The 4 links in the Chain of Survival
· Early Access: Recognise an emergency and call 000 immediately.
· Early CPR: Begin Cardiopulmonary Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) immediately
· Early Defibrillation: Use the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) ASAP
· Early Advanced Care: Transfer to the paramedics Care..
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