Peter Cary attended a First Aid course in October of 2015, when he suddenly has a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Ironically, this happened during a role-play session in the CPR Course where students were practicing their newly acquired First Aid skills on each other. Our qualified First Aid trainers thought Mr Cary was merely getting […]
Defibrillators are now mandatory in 2018 QLD Diving and Snorkelling Code of Practice. The Queensland Government has adjusted requirments to the code of practice to include: Recreational Snorkelling Recreational Diving Recreational Technical Diving Queensland businesses undertaking these activities outside of a swimming pool, are now required to risk assess and have access to a Defibrillator. […]
It was just over 2 years ago, First Aid Accident & Emergency #FAAE were appointed the official Defibrillator supplier to the GC 2018 Commonwealth Games #gc2018. As a Registered Training Organisation RTO-32508 and Defibrillator specalist, FAAE were tasked to help roll out over 200 #defibrillators and supply basic training for one of the largest sporting […]
Sudden cardiac arrest is unpredictable and can happen to even fit and healthy individuals. This is why we encourage all workplaces, schools and any other kind of public space to seriously consider having a defib readily available to be used in the event of an emergency. This recommendation also applies to sporting clubs and recreation centres.
As it’s becoming more apparent of how essential it is to invest in a defibrillator, we want to ensure more people have a solid understanding when it comes to defibs! We’ve put together a summary of a few fun facts that you might not know about defibs.
Here at First Aid Accident & Emergency, we make it our mission to provide education surrounding defibrillators, including what they’re used for and how they work. We aim to raise awareness and help you understand how important defibrillators are so you will hopefully consider investing in one of these life-saving devices.
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.