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What Can I Do Next to Help? Tell your friends!!
Our best chance of making change is more of us standing together. We find an honest, face to face conversation is sufficient to motivate a person to sign our petition. There are some great facts below that will help with this.
We have a simple animation that neatly explains why we need defibs at work (you can also share this link on email)
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If you are going to tell your friends read this
- Some 23,000 to 33,000 Australians are estimated to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year.
- For each minute that passes without treatment, the chance of survival is reduced by 10%, therefore there’s a 10 minute “window of opportunity” to act.
- The average ambulance response times in Australia, whilst exceptional on a global scale is between 8-12 minutes.
- Overall Survival of SCA is estimated to be between 9% - 12%.
- Survival climbs to between 50% - 75% when CPR and Defibrillation is applied within 3 minutes.
- Currently only 1 in 5 workplaces have a defib.
- Existing Workplace Health and Safety laws, regulations and codes of practice say only that AEDs are optional.
Work causes stress. Stress is a leading cause of heart disease. Heart disease is present in 70% of sudden cardiac arrests. Workplaces are part of the cause, they need to ensure access to a defib
Fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and sprinkler systems helped keep the death toll from fire related causes to 56 Aussies in 2016, same year 30,000 Aussies die of sudden cardiac arrest. Many of these in and around the workplace, we need to act now. Aussies should be safe at work.
Pool fences, first aid kits and seat belts are examples of good regulation that save lives. Making defibs compulsory will save thousands of Aussies.
First Aid Kits and first aid training is compulsory for workplaces, yet first-aiders come back to work and don't have the most important tool in first aid - the defib.
A single defib is generally between $2,000 and $3,000 and last 8 years. Small workplaces can share them. This is not an unreasonable investment.
Untrained high school children can use a modern defib. They are very easy to use.