Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Every year 33,000 Australians suffer from SCA of which only 5% survive. In fact, SCA is such a serious medical emergency that survival rates decrease by 7-10% for every minute that passes without defibrillation. After 8 minutes there is little chance of survival*.
Fortunately, defibrillation using an automatic external defibrillator (AED) dramatically improves survival rates if applied in minutes. When a person suffers SCA away from the hospital, an AED can make the difference between life and death.
St John Ambulance (Qld) is offering a one-off special package on selected AEDs this April. Please visit www.stjohnqld.com.au/defibssavelives for more information.