I’m very happy to announce that an AED (Defibrillator) is now in clinic! There are both adult and child electrodes onsite. I am First Aid, CPR and AED Trained and I keep up to date with the training as apart of my continuing professional development. Life is important and I really do care about my clients! So I have invested in your health and wellness!
I hope to never have to use this however... Safety First!
Please know that I am always watching, assessing and minimising risks to keep you safe in clinic. The decision to have an AED onsite is me further investing in your Health & Wellness as it’s One Body For Life!
Why not keep reading below here to learn a little more!
Here is some more info About AED's:
AED's are located many places in our community. An AED is a portable device that is designed to deliver a controlled electrical shock to a person experiencing certain cardiac arrhythmia's and they are used together with CPR. Anyone can use a defibrillator as there are cues provided by voice prompts and there are visual instructions to guide people. An AED cannot hurt someone as the defibrillator only shocks a person who is in cardiac arrest or who has a shock-able Rhythm. The AED will figure this out on it's own.
Do you know there is a difference between a Heart Attack and a Cardiac Arrest?
The Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack include:
- Pain in the chest
- Difficulty breathing
- Feeling light-headed
- Symptoms may vary from person to person
The signs and Symptoms of a Cardiac Arrest include:
- Unconscious &
- Unresponsive &
- Absent or abnormal breathing
If you believe someone has suffered a cardiac arrest, take immediate action:
Step 1 -Call Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance
Step 2 - Perform CPR: Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to start CPR
Step 3 - Shock using a defibrillator to restart the heart and follow AED instructions.
Step 4 - Continue until help arrives.
NOTE = Being First Aid and CPR Qualified will help equip you with the skills to save a life. Consider becoming qualified. Early intervention saves lives!
Find out more information at NSW Health or at the Heart Foundations websites below. Information is Empowerment!