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An angel in pyjamas

Written on April 22, 2020 at 10:38, by

Paramedic Educator Jess Handley was fast asleep at home when the GoodSAM phone alert went off on her bedside table. Wasting no time, she jumped in her car and followed the app’s directions to a nearby cardiac arrest, 3.1km away – pyjamas and all. Emergency physician Dr Andrew Crellin, 48, had gone to the bathroom… Read More »

HeartSine samaritan PAD 360P – How To Use

Written on July 24, 2019 at 13:23, by

This informative video takes you step-by-step through a rescue scenario and shows how the samaritan PAD 360P can help save a life

How to change the ZOLL AED Plus electrodes and batteries

Written on July 19, 2019 at 15:00, by

This video shows how to change the ZOLL AED Plus electrodes and batteries. Both the CPR-D-padz and the batteries used in the ZOLL AED Plus have a five year shelf life CAUTION: Use Duracell, Varta or Sanyo batteries only. Do not use Panasonic or Rayovac batteries!

It’s back to School! AED 3 + Trainer

Written on September 25, 2018 at 14:26, by

    Does your school have a defibrillator (an AED)? Sudden Cardiac Arrests (SCA) do happen in schools! Many of you may have heard of the recent report in the news of an eight year old child going into SCA at school. Luckily the school staff did an amazing job including the use of the… Read More »

Canowindra – The Balloon Capital of Australia now AED Equipped!

Written on September 4, 2018 at 16:07, by

Situated between the beautiful country locations of Orange and Cowra NSW, you’ll find the Balloon capital of Australia – the picturesque Canowindra NSW is nestled away on the Belubula River. During our visit one night, we didn’t notice any balloons high above, but we were made to feel very welcome by a large group of… Read More »

Congratulations Bland Shire West Wyalong – Sporting Fields AED Equipped & Ready

Written on August 28, 2018 at 18:08, by

The Bland Shire Council West Wyalong was a recipient of three NSW Office of Sport AED grants in the very first round of funding to be granted. There is now an AED located at three of the local sport facilities: the McAlister Oval (in the canteen) the Ron Crowe Oval (at the members bar) and… Read More »

Griffith Feral Joggers Running with new AED!

Written on July 10, 2018 at 15:36, by

A great number of the Griffith Feral Joggers members recently attended an evening to learn about Sudden Cardiac Arrest, how to recognise it, how to manage and successfully treat. The club was successful in their application for a grant from the NSW Office of Sport AED grant program, and have now taken delivery of their… Read More »


Written on June 27, 2018 at 08:12, by

The Yorke Peninsula Country Times has reported the great news that Wallaroo Football Club (WFC) SA now has a publicly accessible AED – ready to go whenever a Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes! To see the Yorke Peninsula Country Times article, click here. The Defibshop is proud to be working with many community and sporting groups, including the… Read More »

Kangaroo Lake Caravan Park – True Community Spirit!

Written on June 6, 2018 at 22:44, by

The community of Mystic Park Victoria can rest proud on their generous community spirit! Nestled literally on Kangaroo Lake, the Kangaroo Lake Caravan Park led the project to provide the local community and surrounds with a public access defibrillator. The defibrillator is located in the grounds of the park and all community members have access… Read More »

Cowra Shire Council works with local clubs to secure Defibrillator Grants!

Written on June 6, 2018 at 21:37, by

Well done to Cowra Shire Council and three of the community’s local sports clubs. Together, they have all been successful in receiving an Office of Sport NSW defibrillator grant to assist with the funding of a defibrillator for their club. Many club members came out on a cool and wet evening in May to attend… Read More »