Lack of First Aid
Majority of Australians are not trained in First Aid.
Low Survival Rates
Out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates are below 10%!
Average ambulance response times is between 10-12 minutes
Over 30,000 Australians suffer a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year
Race for Time
For each minute that passes, the chance of survival is reduced by 10%, therefore a 10 minute “window of opportunity”
Shockable Heart Rhythms
Many Victorian patients who were seen to collapse, had a shockable heart rhythm where by an AED shock could restart the heart.