Greg Page

"My life was saved because of bystanders who knew how to do CPR and the fact that there was an AED nearby when I went into cardiac arrest.  Having an AED within 3 minutes of someone can increase survival rates by 200-300%! By displaying a Heart of the Nation sticker, people will know where to find an AED when it is needed. Let the community know that you've got what it takes to try to save a life!"

Founder,
Heart of the Nation

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More than 180 members of the Heart of the Nation initiative are displaying Heart of the Nation "AED INSIDE" stickers in over 2,000 locations across Australia! Be part of this movement toward better identification of AED locations around the country!

Heart of the Nation encourages best practice with regard to maintenance of AED's but cannot guarantee the good working order of the AED's belonging to any of our members. 

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FACTS FROM RESEARCH ABOUT THE CHAIN OF SURVIVAL

Early defibrillation is critical for survival from SCA for several reasons. Firstly, the most frequent initial rhythm in witnessed SCA is VF. Secondly, the treatment for VF is electrical defibrillation. Thirdly, the probability of successful defibrillation diminishes rapidly over time. Finally, VF tends to deteriorate to asystole within a few minutes. Therefore, defibrillation as soon as possible is the standard care for VF.

Got an AED? Here's what to do!

If you have an AED, you are eligible to join up - and it's free!
Follow this link to fill in the registration form.
Agree to display our stickers, and make your AED available to someone on or nearby your premises if it is needed to try to save a life!
When your stickers arrive, put them up and ensure your staff know where your AED is, and how to do these 3 simple things to try to save a life.....
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It's THAT simple!

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