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Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

For every minute that passes after a person has a cardiac arrest, the chance of survival decreases significantly. Quick action could save a life, which is why every public space should have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) available.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

What You Need to Know

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is when the heart rhythm becomes chaotic. It usually results from a disturbance in your heart that stops its pumping action, stopping the blood flow to your brain and the rest of your body. It’s a medical emergency that if not treated immediately, will result in death within a few minutes



  • Worldwide, seven million people are impacted annually
  • More than 25,000 Australians suffer from SCA out of hospital, every year (Heart Foundation)
  • Each minute that passes without defibrillation reduces survival rate by 10%
  • The average response time for emergency services is around eight to 10 minutes.
  • Only 12% of people currently survive SCA
  • Only 12% of SCA cases have a defibrillator available

* Source: Aus – ROC

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Chain of Survival

The chain of survival is an internationally recognised process. If each link in the chain is completed to a high standard, the patient has the greatest chance of survival. Effective CPR and Defibrillation contribute to a strong chain of survival.

Early access

Early CPR

Early Defibrillation

Early Advanced Life Support

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can increase the survival rates for an SCA up to 75%

Why does my workplace need a defibrillator?

Anyone, anywhere at any time can be affected by SCA.

Given that most workers spend a large proportion of their life in the workplace, this should be a key in our consideration to any corporation’s emergency and first aid installations.

In your office you have a fire extinguisher, first aid supplies and an emergency response plan well set out. However, have you considered the importance of having an AED onsite?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is responsible for 13% of all workplace facilities. Every second that passes is critical in ensuring survival from SCA. Ensuring you are prepared for Cardiac Arrest with an AED is essential in guaranteeing the safety of Staff and Clients in your workplace.

Not only should every organisation have a defibrillator in the workplace (and defibrillator sign to clearly mark its location), but all employees should be trained how to use the AED. These simple steps could save a life.

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