Defibrillation is the best therapy to treat someone in cardiac arrest. Every minute that a person in Sudden Cardiac Arrest does not receive defibrillation, their chances of survival drop by 7-10%, making rapid defibrillation imperative for survival and one of the key steps in saving a life from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Quickly shocking the heart with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can save a person’s life after cardiac arrest. An AED is a portable, battery-operated device that a bystander can use. It checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.
Here’s a current list of all available Defibrillators on the Mornington Peninsula – https://registermyaed.ambulance.vic.gov.au