If a defibrillator is used within the first 2-3 minutes of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the chance of survival increases to 70%.
Sarah Lance, CEO of St John Ambulance NSW said, “We know that quick bystander intervention can improve cardiac arrest survival rates.
“Defibrillators should be considered a necessity in any workplace so that in the event of an emergency staff can act quickly and with confidence.
“Defibrillators are simple and designed so that anyone can use them – even if you never have before.
“The key is for them to be accessible, checked regularly, and used when needed,” she said.
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