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Ocean Shores Country Club is a Heart Safe Place with an AED onsite at their Club and Restuarant

International Paramedic College recently delivered a Lifepak CR2 AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to the Ocean Shores Country Club.

Here Ian Wills (General Manager ) Christopher Graham (Golf pro shop manager) Troy Makin (golf course management) are pictured with the Lifepak CR2 AED’s to help in the event of a cardiac arrest at the club or on the Golf Course, Swimming Pool Lawn Bowls Bistro and Function Rooms.

What a great local “big hearted” Sporting and Community Club.

Ian Willis and the team from Ocean Shores Country Club regularly complete CPR and First Aid Training courses  with International Paramedic College and wanted an AED that was easy to use as a public access device and saw the value of having an AED close at hand in an emergency at the club, in the pool on the golf course or bowling greens. “We want to support our staff members and guests and we know that heart attacks can happen anywhere and at any time”.

Ocean Shores Country Club is one of the premier Golf destinations. The course was designed in the late 1960s by the team of Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge. The Course has incredible sweeping views with Pacific Ocean views of Byron Bay to the east and the Koonyum Ranges to the west. The championship layout will test any golfer, particularly off the back tees.

The Golf, Lawn Bowls, Pool and club dinning facilities are exceptional and make it a great community hub for the greater Ocean Shores Mullumbimby and Byron Bay communities.

Staff from International Paramedic College provided AED awareness training and demonstrated to us how to use an AED in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Of course we all hope we are not required to use it, but having an AED available reduces the time to first shock which improves survival rates dramatically.

Ocean Shores Country Club

Ocean Shores Country Club has 2  “Defib Machine” that can deliver a shock to the heart in event of sudden cardiac arrest. They are a little ways from Medical support from Mullumbimby or Byron so it is a great idea to help staff members and guests to the club and its fantastic facilities on the North Coast of NSW.

They purchased the AED and a great AED cabinet which provides for easy and recognisable access to the AED for all members and visitors to the club and with training and local support 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?


Did you know why you might need an AED?

  • 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.


While you don’t need any training to use an AED but training will help reduce the time to first shock, helps you know how to put the pads on and feel like you know what you are doing. 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. So our advice is don’t be scared if you need to use one on somebody.

Look at the video below to see how easy they are to use, turn them on and follow the prompts.

Why do clubs like Ocean Shores need an AED?


Because every bit of research shows that “

The Key To Survival in Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the “Time to First Shock.”

Having an AED in strategic places at your club gives everybody a better chance of survival in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.

We recommended the Lifepak CR2 AED to Ocean Shore Country Club because we believe it is so simple to use in an emergency, it has adult and paediatric capability and I believe it represents the best value defibrillator for their needs. It is simply the best AED on the market today.

Craig Nolan

CEO and Paramedic, International Paramedic College

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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