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Benefits of having an AED / PAD

The greatest benefit to having a defibrillator is that they DO save lives. Having a defibrillator at hand may increase the chance of survival from around 10% with only good effective CPR, up to possibly 60-80% with a defibrillator at hand for immediate use. Defibshop Managing Director Carpet Hughes, who is an Intensive Care Paramedic… Read More »

CPR Guidelines

In Australia we have guidelines for the performance of CPR and resuscitation. The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) is the body that sets Australian Guidelines. In conjunction with many medical personnel and discussion and research with other bodies such as ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation), the ARC regularly review and from time to time update… Read More »

After using your Defibrillator / AED

Your Defibshop online store can assist you after using your defibrillator. Have you used your defibrillator? If you have used your defibrillator defibrillation pads, you will need to replace them with a new set. Defibrillation pads are a ‘once only’ use consumable. You cannot reuse them on another patient. Like most medical equipment, the defibrillation… Read More »

AED / Defibrillator Safety

Defibrillators are very safe to use. The defibrillators / AED’s you will see in public are all designed for anyone to use – with or without training. Modern units talk you through the steps to delivering a shock to the patient suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). A defibrillator designed for public access use will… Read More »

What is a defibrillator?

A defibrillator, also known as an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a small, compact medical device used to deliver a ‘shock’ to a victim’s heart following a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Simply, it is used to ‘restart’ a victim’s heart back into a rhythm that will keep the person alive. Call the Defibshop to discuss what defibrillator… Read More »