Cardiac arrest and defibrillators

If you believe someone has suffered a cardiac arrest, take immediate action:

  • call Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance
  • start CPR by pushing hard and fast in the centre of the chest
  • shock using a defibrillator as soon as possible to restart the heart, if one is available.

Rapid Literature Review on Public Access to Defibrillation - Cardiac arrest

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A guide for organisations

An AED can be purchased by individuals and organisations of all types to enhance their first aid capabilities and response.

Find out what factors to consider after purchasing an AED and how to implement an effective AED program for your organisation.

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Current as at: Friday 20 October 2023