Many people tend to use the terms ‘heart attack’ and ‘cardiac arrest’ interchangeably and assume they have the same meaning. There are actually many key differences between the two heart conditions! Learn all about heart attack and cardiac arrest in our latest blog post.
A few weeks ago we reported on Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, who suffered a cardiac arrest after performing at a bushfire relief concert in Sydney. Thanks to quick-thinking bystanders who were trained in CPR and a public access HeartSine defibrillator, Page survived the incident and he recently released a statement about the experience.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) has the potential to strike at any moment—individuals of all ages and health levels are at risk of suffering a cardiac arrest. With more people making the worthwhile investment of purchasing a defib, we’ve decided to create a summary to outline some of the defibrillator basics that everyone should know.
You don’t have to work within a physically demanding profession to be at risk of injury in the workplace. Injury and illness can strike at any time and it doesn’t matter what industry you work in! Read our latest blog as we investigate the importance of first aid training for employees working within all industries.
One of the most frequent questions we get asked by our clients is if defibrillators are durable enough to be used in a full range of conditions, for example, are they safe to use in outdoor environments? Some defibrillators and defibrillator packs have been specially designed so that they’re highly durable and weatherproof.
We strongly encourage all workplaces across Australia to purchase a portable defibrillator to have kept onsite. When a defib is used throughout resuscitation, survival rates are significantly increased compared to when only using CPR—this is why defibs are such essential devices to have kept at your workplace.
After a fun and relaxing break, school is finally back for kids across Australia. With students out on the playground again, there’s also the chance of accidents happening. For this reason, it’s very important to make sure your first aid kit is up to date with everything needed to manage the most common injuries that tend to happen at schools.
If you already have a defibrillator or you’re considering purchasing one, there are a few important defib accessories that are also needed. The experts at First Aid Accident & Emergency have put together a quick summary outlining some of the most important defib accessories you should invest in.
It’s extremely important for all workplaces to have a first aid kit ready in case an employee finds themselves injured or unwell. Most industries will have strict guidelines in place when it comes to OHS and first aid management—if you’re unsure on the best first aid kit for your workplace, have a read through our quick summary.
We recommend that all schools throughout Australia consider investing in a defibrillator to have kept on their campus. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is unpredictable—you never know when it might happen to a student, teacher or parent at the school. Read more in our latest blog.