AED’s are provided in various locations on campus. These machines will make early defibrillation available to staff, students, visitors, contractors etc who experience sudden cardiac arrest.
The AED is designed to analyze a heart rhythm and advise trained personnel when to push a button on the unit to deliver a potentially lifesaving shock.
The AEDs shall only be used and maintained by appropriately trained personnel.
If you are interested in becoming a Cardiac First Responder please send your enquiry to the Health and Safety officer firstname.lastname@example.org
What should you do if a person collapses from a suspected heart attack?
Check, Call and Compress
1. Check Is the person unresponsive and not breathing?
2. Call or have someone do so for you. ( If you are alone SHOUT for HELP or else you must activate the Emergency Medical Services yourself before commencing CPR)
- 999 or 112.
- Give the phone number you are calling from
- What emergency services you require
- Location of the incident be specific
- Chief complaint
- Conscious Yes/No
- Breathing or not Yes/No
- If >35 years Chest pain Yes/No
- If Trauma Severe bleeding? Yes/No
- Call 333 or have someone do so for you (from an internal phone) so that an in house Cardiac First Response Responder can assist
- Start compressions. Push hard and fast in the centre of the chest
- Don’t stop until help arrives