Defibrillators Save Lives
70% of all bystander CPR is ineffectively performed and this includes both lay and trained rescuers. This is because the rescuer has no way to make clinical determinations as to whether their compressions are actually effective.
To make matters worse, there is a huge differential of force required from victim to victim depending on their build. We can’t impart all of this during training because it introduced complexity, and simplicity is the key.
Clinical feedback provided by a defibrillator during CPR is the solution
The RD500 takes clinical readings during CPR (as opposed to other AEDs that at best give feedback using superficial factors during CPR) and provides the rescuer with feedback based on cardiac output and other clinical factors. This is extremely important to give the rescuer confidence & reassurance.
The RD500 Defibrillator – Your best chance of an effective outcome
- A semi-automatic defibrillator that is operated by using two simple buttons.
- It features clear and simple voice prompts for users, and visual prompts to assist the rescuer in noisy or multi-lingual environments.
- The RD500 features unique patient-specific CPR feedback which instructs the user to push harder, faster, slower to reassure you that you’re doing it right.
- 8-year warranty with the lowest cost of ownership over 8 years (PAD & battery).
How do I maintain my Defibrillator?
Whilst technologically advanced, Defibrillators still need to be monitored to ensure they are fully functional and can work effectively when needed. Our defibrillators come with built-in technology that will give users warning signs of any issues, and we recommend that organisations check their devices weekly.
The batteries and pads in your defibrillator are they key functions that deliver the shock to the patient. Pads are single-use, and both the pads and batteries have expiration dates, so it is essential that you keep an eye on when they’ll need replacing.
How many Defibrillators do I need?
It is essential to consider the risks to your workforce and anyone else that visits your premises, to determine whether you should have a defibrillator (or multiple) on site. Factors to consider include;
- An ageing population – Age increases the likely hood of SCA occurring
- Urban locations – Increased difficulty for emergency responders to reach due to traffic, stairs, escalators etc
- High rise buildings – People living above floor 16 have a less than 1% chance of survival from SCA unless a defibrillator is present.
- Remote locations – Longer response times by emergency services.
How should I store my Defibrillator?
Your defibrillator should be visible and easily accessible to everyone that may enter your premises, and in a location that is not obstructed. There are a wide variety of storage options available, including;
- Wall brackets
- Internal wall cabinets
- Alarmed cabinets
- External wall cabinets
- Monitored cabinets
Where should I install my Defibrillator?
Defibrillators should be available in just about every location imaginable, as you never know when someone is about to be struck by an SCA. Remember, it can happen to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. Similar to fire extinguishers and first aid kits, defibrillators should not be locked away in a cupboard, and should be easily accessible to everyone.
If you don’t have a defibrillator, install one of the many AED location apps available to end users. A great example is the GoodSAM app which is active in Victoria. Being familiar with the locations of nearby AEDs will help you easily find an available AED in the event of an emergency.
Our Defibrillator White Paper
We know – defibrillators can be confusing! We’ve put together a handy white paper about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and our defibrillator range for you to view and download.