Sudden Cardiac Arrest
In communities across Australia over 30,000 out of hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests occur each year. With every minute that passes after the arrest, the chances of survival decreases by 10%. But with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) in our community, we have the power to change the outcome.
Calen District State College would like to remind the community that we have an AED mounted on the external wall of the school’s Administration building. The AED is mounted in an alarmed cabinet but is available for the Calen Community.
What you need to know about Defibrillators:
You cannot harm anyone by using a defibrillator, you can only help save their life.
The AED works by assessing if there is any electrical rhythm in the heart and if not, the AED determines what size of shock is required. The AED issues the shock, once activated by the operator.
In the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the only thing that will restart the heart is a shock from a defibrillator.