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AED FAQs

What is an AED? An AED (or Automated External Defibrillator) is a life saving device that restores normal rhythm to the heart of a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).   What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)? Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the western world. Each year almost 30,000 people…

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AEDs required by law on Queensland reef vessels

With 10 tourist fatalities in 6 months around the Great Barrier Reef, the Queensland State Government has put into law a stronger Code of Practice for Recreational Snorkelling and will shortly announce revised Diving Safety guidelines. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace announced the long-awaited changes to make the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland’s other waterways…

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Treating Summer Sports Strains and Sprains

As the long hot summer evenings begin, sport fanatics across the country will be reaching for their training gear to get outdoors and take advantage of the nice weather. But as sports activities increase – such as tennis, running, cricket and golf, so will the likelihood of common injuries affecting the muscles and ligaments –…

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CPR Advisor Explained

The HeartSine Samaritan 500P public access defibrillator is designed to analyse heart rhythm and automatically deliver an electrical shock if it determines one is needed. Voice prompts guide you through the process of defibrillation and through CPR, prompting you to “Push Harder”, “Push Faster”, “Push Slower” or whether you are doing “Good Compressions”. About 70%…