WHAT "AUSTRALIAN MADE" DID FOR MANUFACTURING, WE AIM TO DO FOR PREVENTING SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH
Established by the original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, following his Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart of the Nation was established to prevent death resulting from Sudden Cardiac Arrest – responsible for too many lives that are lost in Australia each year.
It’s an initiative that recognises businesses, organisations and community groups who demonstrate that they take the prevention of sudden cardiac death seriously by having a defibrillator on site.
By recognising the Heart of the Nation brand as a symbol of participation, communities will be able to quickly identify Heart of the Nation Members who have publicly available defibrillators, should they need one.
Heart of the Nation also aims to educate organisations and individuals on the importance of having defibrillators on site and accessible when they’re needed – as was the case when Greg’s life was saved by an onsite defibrillator in January 2020.
Heart of the Nation’s Network recognises those businesses, organisations, groups or individuals that:
Help get AED’s into the community, either by having them in all their places of business and/or
Are a retailer of AED’s and/or
Provide accredited CPR courses and/or
Have an in-home AED and are prepared to allow it to be used by neighbours in the event of an emergency.