• End of Financial Year First Aid Advice

    | 20 Jun 2019

    End of Financial Year is fast approaching and it’s important that every business has ticked all the boxes available to benefit their business before tax time arrives. But far more important than financial savings, End of Financial Year is the ideal time to ensure your business is well placed to save a life. Checking your Kits, […]

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  • Defibrillators in the Workplace – How prepared is your workplace for a medical emergency?

    | 31 May 2019

    It’s true that more and more businesses are recognising the importance of Defibrillators in the workplace. Imagine a colleague collapsed on the floor, not breathing, the seconds counting down while their brain is starved of oxygen and you standing there watching it all unfold and unable to help. The phone call to their next of […]

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  • The Latest Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in Victoria – 7 Shocking Facts You Must Know

    | 11 Feb 2019

    Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains the leading cause of death worldwide. To put it simply, cardiac arrest is a sudden loss of blood flow resulting from the failure of the heart to effectively pump. Fortunately, if we all work together, there are ways to increase the cardiac arrest survival rates. One essential way we can […]

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  • How to Use a Defibrillator in Sudden Cardiac Arrest First Aid

    The Lifesaving Combination In Sudden Cardiac Arrest First Aid

    | 15 Oct 2018

    Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in Australia. Currently only 1 in 10 Australians survive the health emergency, but we know these statistics can be dramatically reduced if sufferers receive cardiac arrest First Aid in the first moments. Why Is Time So Important After A Cardiac Arrest Occurs? A cardiac arrest […]

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  • How to Use a Defibrillator

    Defibrillators: Your Basic Guide On How To Use One

    | 30 May 2018

    Research conducted by St John Ambulance Victoria* revealed that Victorians have a disturbingly low awareness of Defibrillators in the workplace. Considering the population spends majority of their time at work this is a major concern as the likelihood of an incident occurring during these hours is significantly high. It was unveiled that 63 per cent […]

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  • World Health Day: How Is St John Contributing?

    | 05 Apr 2018

    This World Health Day the World Health Organisation is again asking countries around the globe to commit to the longevity of their residents and to do what they can to ensure everyone has access to the health services they need. World Health Day is a reminder for all people to consider what they are doing […]

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  • 7 Shocking Truths About A Defibrillator

    | 23 Oct 2017

    Throughout October the Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation is reminding the nation of the importance of Defibrillators in the community. Known as Shoctober, the focus is on raising awareness of the seriousness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how early defibrillation can increase the chance of survival significantly. There are sadly a number of preventable deaths lost […]

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  • Restart a Heart Day – Get Involved

    | 11 Oct 2017

    If you’re living in Australia, you’re lucky enough to be receiving high standards of medical care. Many advancements in technology, medication and training have resulted in strong life expectancy and improved odds when it comes to diseases like cancer and even influenza. Despite all these modern developments, when it comes to cardiac arrest the survival […]

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  • Defibrillator Myths

    Defibrillators – 11 Myths Debunked

    | 26 Jun 2017

    A Defibrillator, otherwise known as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), is a life-saving device used to treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest. It is a powerful device that administers a scientifically measured electrical shock to the heart via electrode pads attached to the person’s chest. But don’t be alarmed! Defibrillators are designed to save a life through […]

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  • A Guide To Setting Up Your Philips HeartStart AED in 5 Easy Steps

    | 06 Jun 2017

    So, you’ve made the wise decision to purchase a Philips HeartStart AED for your workplace, community club or school to ensure you are First Aid ready in case of a cardiac emergency. But, what’s next? Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are designed to be simple to use for people of all ages, education and background and setting […]

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