Many of you ask your Defibshop about defibrillators with many descriptions! Simply, Defibrillators are know by several different names. Essentially, a defibrillator is a device used to deliver a shock to a patient suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Defibrillators may be known by the following names:
AED / AED’s: Automated External Defibrillator(s)
PAD / PAD’s: Public Access Defibrillator(s)
Packer Whacker: Named after the generous Mr Kerry Packer. Mr Packer suffered a cardiac arrest and was successfully resuscitated by paramedics in NSW. Following his recovery, he generously donated many defibrillators to the Ambulance Service of NSW, striking a deal to fund the supply with the then NSW Government. Many lives have been saved due to this initiative arising from Mr Packers cardiac arrest. Hence, the name referred to from the general public when discussing defibrillators is often a Packer Whacker!!
Your Defibshop can assist you with any of your needs for a defibrillator, no matter what you call it! So, contact us to discuss how we might help you!