Alsco provides a Managed Automated External Defibrillator managed rental service that ensures there is access to high quality, affordable and easy-to-use portable automated external defibrillators at all times.
With sudden cardiac arrests occurring anywhere and at anytime, workplaces need to be adequately equipped to handle such emergencies. That is why OH&S legislation recommends that places of work have an AED on site.
Through Alsco, you and your staff will benefit from one of the world's leading AEDs, the HeartSine Samaritan 500P.
There is no way of knowing when a work colleague might suffer a cardiac arrest. What we do know is that heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. It's not a minor problem in Australia, with an estimated 30,000 reported cases of sudden cardiac arrests (SCAs) every year. Be prepared and don’t add to the statistics!
The acronym AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. AEDs are portable electronic machines that can automatically diagnose irregular heart beats and treat them through electrical therapy. It’s much more effective than CPR, which really just sustains life before a defibrillator can be found. Defibrillation is a process that restores the regular pattern of muscular contraction in the heart, much like giving the heart a jump start.
Featuring simple audio and visual commands to guide the user, AEDs are designed for use by laymen. Learn more about AEDs.
Defibrillation is the easy part; performing CPR correctly is the hard part. In fact, it‘s estimated that 70% of chest compressions during CPR are inadequate.
But the HeartSine Samaritan 500P counters statistic by literally coaching users as they use the defibrillator, something made possible by the inclusion of a hi-tech depth indicator.
This unique ability means it can be used by ANYONE, regardless of their level of formal training, increasing the chances of lives being saved. Have a look at some of these demonstration videos below:
"Prompt defibrillation increases the probability of surviving a cardiac arrest outside hospital. However, owing to ambulance response times, especially in built-up metropolitan areas, by the time that emergency defibrillation arrives it may be too late..."
Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation
"For every minute defibrillation is delayed, there is approximately 10% reduction in survival."
Australian Resuscitation Council
Being properly equipped to save lives at work shouldn't have to come with extra worry. For one affordable fee every month, we can take care of everything.
Our Managed Service takes away the pressure of servicing and maintaining your equipment; pads, batteries and software. We offer a product orientation or can incorporate their nationally accredited Defibrillator training course. Alsco make this life‐saving technology accessible to all budgets with no large capital outlay, just a simple flat monthly fee.
Through Alsco's Managed Rental Service, you can be sure that your defibrillator is kept in perfect working condition 100% of the time. Find out more.
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