What is the need? Many people lose sight of the fact that SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) is the biggest killer of all in the Western World. In Australia almost 30,000 people each year die from SCA. This is more than 10 times as many deaths than those that occur in traffic accidents. Over 80% of these events take place in an out-of-hospital setting. For every 1 minute of delay there is a 10% decrease in chance of survival Ambulance response times are about 12 – 15 minutes and more for a remote location.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Extracted from Leading Causes of Death in Australia
What is the solution? A Public Access Defibrillator (AED) on site and effective CPR is the simple solution. Immediate access to an AED could prevent many of these deaths.
What about Liability? Worldwide, resuscitation council guidelines have been written to protect the lay rescuer. In Australia the Good Samaritan Act further protects the lay rescuer from liability. There is more risk of liability if an employer chooses to ignore the need to have an AED. There have been successful cases of prosecution for NOT having an AED on site. As public awareness of the life-saving benefit of having an AED increases, so does the Duty of Care to provide an AED for employees and members.
What about Training? Firstly, AEDs have been developed for use by lay rescuers. That means they can be operated by someone that has had minimal or no training. The voice prompts are so simple that even with no prior experience, you could save a life. As stated by the Australian Resuscitation Council, any attempt at resuscitation is better than no attempt. However it is recommended in the interest of the best outcomes that employees undertake training. A training device that resembles the real device is available for your first aid trainer to incorporate the specific device in any first aid course conducted for employees.
So now we all know that we need an AED....BUT not just any AED!
Introducing the HeartSine Samaritan 500P More than an AED/Defibrillator Technology that is 10 years ahead of the rest
There is a saying, when you need one any defib is a good defib. But technology has moved on and we are about to challenge that statement. The Chain of Survival (as endorsed by the Australian Resuscitation Council, and Resuscitation Councils worldwide) includes 4 essential links: HeartSine Samaritan 500P More than a defib
1. Early Access 2. Early CPR 3. Early Defibrillation 4. Early Advanced Care HeartSine Samaritan 500P More than a defib
Early Access (1 st link) and Early Advanced Care (4 th link) speak for themselves. Early Defibrillation (3 rd link) involves having a defibrillator on site. But the whole thing could fall down on one weak link in the chain, Early CPR (2 nd link)
Clinical studies have shown that adequate compression force varies greatly between adult victims, from 10kg force to 70kg force. Therefore any CPR device that provides feedback based on pressure will be unable to accommodate these differences, and feedback will not be appropriate. Depth alone is extremely difficult to judge in the anxiety of the moment. Although any attempt at CPR is better than no attempt, it is a fact that 70% of all CPR is ineffectively performed HeartSine Samaritan 500P Why is it so hard to do good CPR?
By performing effective Compressions, you are getting oxygen that is in the bloodstream to reach the brain and other vital organs. Otherwise the victim will deteriorate rapidly, greatly reducing any chance of survival. Often in a cardiac arrest, the heart will be in a non-shockable rhythm. Good as an AED is, that means it CAN DO NOTHING! HeartSines patented ICG technology ensures that your compressions are actually effective for the specific victim This means that you make every vital second of your rescue efforts count. HeartSine Samaritan 500P Is it really so important to do good CPR?
Provides real-time feedback as to your effectiveness in performing CPR. Not just a gimmick that monitors the pressure you are applying to the chest. It tells the rescuer whether to push harder, and once the compressions are effective, whether to push faster or slower. It does this by a new patented technology that has been developed during real cardiac arrests in the UK (Clinical papers available). HeartSine Samaritan 500P More than a defib So, to sum up this unique CPR feedback….
Remember, the defib will look after the shock, but you have to look after the CPR – and without the HeartSine Samaritan 500P, there is a 70% chance your compressions will be ineffective. If you stint now, you may live with the consequences tomorrow. HeartSine Samaritan 500P More than a defib
More reasons to invest in a HeartSine Samaritan 500P 10 Year Warranty IP56 water and dust rating (highest in the industry) Drop tested from 1 metre onto concrete Aviation approved Surf Life Saving Australia Approved Small, light and compact Tough carry bag as standard, with other cost-effective optional accessories Superior long-lasting and patented silver chloride electrode technology A device of pedigree – HeartSine Technologies founding member is the inventor of the first portable defibrillator in the world
The HeartSine Samaritan 500P Better than any other AED Technology Breakthrough Real Time Feedback on Compressions
Servicing & Maintenance The battery and pads are in one single replaceable cassette, called a PAD-PAK. The PAD-PAK has a 4 year expiry from date of manufacture. This means there is only one consumable component and only one expiry date to monitor. As the device conducts its own weekly self-check, there is no user servicing required, apart from a weekly glance to confirm that the green rescue ready LED is flashing. In the unlikely event of the self-test identifying a fault, the red LED will illuminate. As soon as you notify us, a loan device will be sent to you while the device is investigated.
PAD-PAK Replacement Program You have the option of us monitoring of the expiry date of your PAD-PAK. Before one of your PAD-PAKs expire, we will send you a reminder that you should re-order a PAD-PAK. Of course if you use your device in an event you will need to initiate an order for a new PAD-PAK.
Minimal ongoing costs Apart from being ahead of the pack in the ability to save lives, the HeartSine Samaritan is one of the most cost effective devices to own. In fact the on-going costs are negligible. There are no further costs for the first 4 years from date of manufacture. Over the first 8 years, for example, your average annual maintenance costs could be expected to be around $25.00 pa (or $50.00 pa if you wish to have a spare PAD-PAK at all times).
Options & Accessories We have a range of cost effective accessories that are strongly recommended: AED Wall cabinet with approved Australian Resuscitation Council signage, for easy identification of defibrillator AED Prep Kit options with items such as cutting shears to cut clothing, razor, etc AED wall sign Instructional video Training device
A matter of affordability You cant afford not to have one.
Office Tips: Lock your doors, even if youve never had a burglary. Back up your data even if youve never had a computer crash. Insure your business even if youve never had a claim or loss. Have a fire extinguisher even if youve never had a fire. Own a Samaritan 500P AED even if you have never had anyone in the workplace die from cardiac arrest.