Major issues &

Problems with Cardiac Arrest

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%!

Ambulance Delays

Average ambulance response times is between 10-12 minutes

30,000 Australians

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.