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First Aid Awareness and Knowing Where The Defibrillator Is – News Of The Area

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A defibrillator being used in training.

 

DO you know what to do if someone has a heart attack?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in Australia.

Every year, around 25,000 people experience a Sudden Cardiac Arrest out of hospital, with a current survival rate of 5%.

St John Ambulance NSW is promoting the importance of defibrillators in the hope that one day, every workplace in Australia will be equipped with the life-saving device.

This week there is an awareness campaign promoting safety in the workplace.

If a defibrillator is used within the first 2-3 minutes of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the chance of survival increases to 70%.

St John Ambulance NSW advocates for defibrillators…



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