Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a significant public health issue. In Australia, more than 30,000 OHCAs occur every year, with fewer than 10% surviving to leave hospital (Ambulance Victoria, 2016). However, with immediate resuscitation more lives can be saved.
In cardiac arrest, the heart is no longer pumping, blood flow stops, the casualty loses consciousness and they will not be breathing normally. This person will die, unless blood flow is restored within a short period of time. Immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) will restore some blood flow.
For a short period of time, the non-pumping heart may have an abnormal rhythm such as ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT). These two rhythms can be “shocked” by a defibrillator, back into a normal pumping rhythm.
Defibrillators local business based at Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast.Through use of defibrillators Participants will learn basic resuscitation skills including how to tackle cardiac arrest on an infant, child and adult.Our aim is to ensure that you are confident and calm in an emergency situation.
We offer onsite training for larger groups and workplaces. We cater to our onsite training for groups between 4-24 participants. Our aim is to ensure that you are confident and calm in an emergency situation. We offer onsite training for larger groups and workplaces. Keeping in view Australia’s context, these are influential driving forces behind every concept. The FirstAidGC Program targets these institutions to run its Training for their communities who in turn will make it a part of their curriculum and impart skills to each student.