The best treatment when faced with a cardiac emergency is to be armed with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) also known as a Public Access Defibrillator.
Chances of surviving SCA are less than 5%, however when a Public Access Defibrillator is used within the first 3 minutes of an attack, survival rates increase to 70%!
Over the years we at SCHILLER Australia have met many SCA survivors. All of whom had immediate access to a defibrillator when their attack occurred.
That is why we have made it our goal to educate the Australian community about the importance of Public Access Defibrillators and increase their accessibility in public locations across the country.
If we had it our way we would never hear of another life being lost to SCA ever again, and that is why we back Shoctober 110%!
What is Shoctober?
October is nationally recognised as Defibrillator Awareness Month.
This Shoctober, your workplace can show it cares about cardiac arrest survival by hosting their own Shoctober Event as a Defibrillator Awareness Program.
Shoctober makes helping easy, by providing the tools and resources that a workplace would need.
Would you like to get involved? You can register here.
But you better hurry, the count down is on... Only 5 more days until ShOctober 1st.