Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) continues to be one of the leading causes of death in Australia.
Alarmingly, survival from cardiac arrest has halved during the COVID-19 pandemic, down to just 6.1% from an average of 12%. This is due to longer ambulance response times delaying defibrillation by paramedics by 2 minutes.
Having a defibrillator means you can step in with the tools to save a life before paramedics arrive – every minute counts. Research shows survival rates of up to 70% can be achieved if an AED is on hand.
Philips Heart Start Defibrillators
The HS1 and Frx Defibrillators are two of the easiest defibrillators to use, with the HS1 being the world's number 1 selling defibrillator. The simple design allows anyone, regardless of experience or skill level to effectively deliver a life saving shock.
Simple design making it easy to use - no extra buttons or screens which can confuse or distract users
Clear voice prompts
Self testing feature - the device self tests to ensure its always ready in the event of an emergency
HeartStart HS1 Defibrillator
#1 selling defib around the world
- Easy to use
- Clear voice prompts to guide user through defibrillation and CPR
Product code: 8885067
Why you need a Defibrillator during a sudden cardiac arrest:
Defibrillation within the first few minutes of having a Sudden Cardiac Arrest increases the chance of survival to over 70%
Without early defibrillation with an AED, less then 5% of cardiac arrest victims survive
Without defibrillation, for every minute that passes, the chance of survival reduces by 10%
Average Victorian ambulance response times are approximately 8-10 minutes in metro areas and up to 30 minutes in regional areas – defibrillation in combination with CPR gives victims the best chance of survival when waiting for Ambulance to arrive
How to use a Defibrillator
Defibs are simple and easy to use. Learn how to save a life using CPR and a Defibrillator or AED (automated External Defibrillator)