Publically accessible Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) help save more lives. For every minute that someone is in cardiac arrest without CPR or defibrillation, their chances of surviving decrease by 10%, so the sooner someone receives help, the higher their chance of survival.
The three important steps to restart a heart are:
Many organisations have wisely bought an AED, but SA Ambulance Service doesn’t know about it, which means that if someone calls triple zero (000), we won’t know that there’s an AED nearby to help.
If you register your AED, it will allow emergency response agencies to direct a caller to the AED so that it can be used in a cardiac emergency until an ambulance arrives.
AEDs require no training, and can be used by anyone. When you call triple zero (000) you will always be guided by our highly trained emergency call takers until an ambulance arrives.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, read the AED Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Community Fact Sheet or the AED Registration Terms and Conditions.
To organise a free CPR-30 session for your organisation, please complete this form Community CPR30 Session Request Form or email Health.SAASCPR30@sa.gov.au