Just bought a new AED for our club
International Paramedic College recently delivered a new Lifepak CR2 Defib unit or AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to Renee Walkom – Represenative Coordinator and Lee Harley – President of the Ballina Netball Club
Ballina Netball Club
The Ballina Netball Association has put a great AED or “Defib Machine” at its Owen Street Ballina Netball courts
to look after its many players, coaches, managers and the extended family of volunteers and spectators. The Ballina netball club has installed the Lifepak AED gold value package with training and support locally from International Paramedic College.
Why Buy an AED?
Its a smart move being cardiac safe because the Australian Resuscitation Council says “for every minute defibrillation is delayed there is a 10% reduction in survival.” In Australia you should consider the 7 reasons why you need an AED?
What is a defibrillator?
A defibrillator (sometimes called a ‘defib’, or AED an automated external defibrillator) can save someone’s life if they have a sudden cardiac arrest.
Did you know?
- Four people under 35 suffer a sudden cardiac arrest in Australia every week.
- Around 20,000 Australians suffer a cardiac arrest outside a hospital every year.
- The first 3-5 minutes after sudden cardiac arrest hold the key to survival.
- The survival rate if you have a cardiac arrest outside of hospital is approximately 10%
- An AED applied early can change the survival rate dramatically.
So it is all about reducing the time to first shock. First Aid training and CPR courses will help people feel more confident in using an AED and providing CPR but this AED is designed to be simple to use and can be used by people without formal training. It is a great public access defibrillator.
Pay it Forward AED Program
This AED is part of International Paramedic Colleges unique “Pay it Forward Program” so if the Ballina Netball Club ever need to use it in a genuiene Cardiac Arrest we will donate another AED to the Community in accordance with their wishes.
Why do this?
The Key To Survival in Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the “Time to First Shock.”
“The Ballina Netball Club have done their members a great silent service. The purchase of a defib gives everybody a better chance of survival in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. We recommended the lifepak essentials AED to them because we believe it is so simple for anybody to use in an emergency and it has adult and paediatric capablitity built in to it”.
Watch these vidoes to understand how simple it is to use the full automatic Lifepak CR 2 on Adults or Children in an Emergency.
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