Restart A Heart Day Promotion
63 people suffer from a cardiac arrest every day in Australia, that’s 25,000 a year! Only 1 in 10 survive. A defibrillator is often the difference between life and death. With this special, not only is it cheaper for you but everyone benefits by having more defibrillators accessible in our community.
Coinciding with International Restart A Heart Day on 16 October 2018, St John WA is currently offering 30% off defibrillators, cabinets and bundles, until 26 October 2018. Take advantage of this special for your workplace or community group and help provide the best chance of survival in a sudden cardiac arrest situation.
Philips Heartstart HS1 Defibrillator – $1,400 Normally $2,000
Philips Heartstart FRX Defibrillator – $2,030 Normally $2,900
Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator (semi-automatic) – $1,747 Normally $2,495
Zoll AED 3 Defibrillator (semi-automatic) - $2,097 Normally $2,995
Cabinets and Accessories
Defibrillator Cabinet with Window - $346.50 Normally $495
Defibrillator Cabinet without Window - $346.50 Normally $495
Sign AED Metal 90 Degree 16 x 16 x 20cm - $23.10 Normally $30.00
Sign AED Poly 30 x 20cm - $23.10 Normally $30.00
HeartSine 360P Bundle $1,947.00 Normally $2,531.10
Includes: NPSU AED ReadyPack. Defib Cabinet without Window. Sign AED Poly 30 x 20cm and CPR Chart
Cardiac arrests can happen to adults in the home and or even young children at school. Without proper intervention, cardiac arrests are often fatal.
The chance of survival decreases by 10 per cent for every minute without intervention in a sudden cardiac arrest situation. But the chance of survival jumps from 6% to 74% when a defibrillator is used within 3 minutes.
Defibrillators are crucial in increasing survival rates in these cases until emergency services arrive. Plus, it's the last step in DRSABCD. Learn about the DRSABCD first aid action plan from Ambulance Officer Nathan, and Paramedic Derek.
The St John WA Community First Responder (CFR) program is a free service that aims to get defibrillators to cardiac arrest victims in the vital minutes before an ambulance arrives.
When a person unexpectedly collapses due to a cardiac arrest, bystanders may not know if there is a defibrillator close by. Organisations that are part of the St John Community First Responder program have their defibrillator location and a contact person registered with St John Ambulance. This helps a defibrillator to be retrieved as soon as possible and applied to the patient in the time-critical period before an ambulance arrives.
Contrary to popular belief,
- A person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest
- Bystanders call triple zero (000)
- An ambulance is dispatched
- The first responder is called by the St John Ambulance triple zero (000) call centre and deployed
- The first responder carries out CPR and applies the AED if necessary
- An ambulance arrives and paramedics take over the care of the patient
Providing CPR with a defibrillator gives a casualty the best chance of survival until emergency services arrive. We have a range of first aid courses available which will teach you how to use a defibrillator
Technology is advancing… and so is St John WA. Time and money are often the barriers to first aid training and the new St John Skills eliminates those obstacles. Short, cost-effective training will allow us to conduct training all over WA in virtual reality.
St John is launching this exciting new stage in first aid with Life Goes on Week in Yagan Square, Perth during 13 – 20 October 2018. You can experience the virtual reality experience first-hand.
You can also find out about first aid training experience through St John WA’s latest app – St John First Aid Skills. This is an ‘on the go’ option is free and presents a world-class training experience suitable for all ages.