An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device used when Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is suspected. The AED makes a diagnosis and provides useful information and instructions via a synthesized voice or visual prompts.

Based on the condition of the patient an AED will only administer treatment if required. An AED may increase the survival rate of a patient.

To provide the best opportunity for survival the below four steps must be put in to motion within the first few minutes of a suspected SCA.

1. Call for help

Contact Security on 9385 6666 to arrange an ambulance.

2. Start CPR

CPR should be started ASAP.

3. Attach AED

Attach AED and follow prompts given.

4. Early advanced care

Keep AED attached until ambulance arrives and advanced care is available.

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