Buy a defibrillator?
EPIRBhire has chosen to carry the Heartsine product from Northern Ireland for our extensive hire fleet.
If you would rather buy a defibrillator rather than hire we always have new stock available for new sales.
The prices below include overnight delivery where possible, an 8-year warranty, training video and our usual 24/7 support. We also include a prep kit with universal shears, surgical razor, CPR face shield, nitrile gloves and Towelette. This kit is essential for the efficient use of a defibrillator.
Our two main stock items are:
Heartsine Samaritan PAD 360P $1890 – fully automatic and designed for simplicity.
Heartsine Samaritan PAD 500P $2350 – offers real-time feedback on CPR force and rate.
Price includes delivery and bonus AED prep kit.
Other items such as cabinets, spare pads and signs are available on request.
To buy a defibrillator call us 0415 263 750 for our 24/7 service.
Why own or rent a defibrillator?
An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a device that gives the heart an electric shock when:
– someone’s heart has stopped (cardiac arrest).
– You can use an AED on children over one year old and adults.
– Ambulances have them on board, but using an AED in the minutes before an ambulance arrives can double someone’s chances of survival. So it is up to bystanders quickly to find the nearest defibrillator.
Defibrillators are very easy to use. Although they don’t all look the same, they all function in broadly the same way. You don’t need training to use one. The machine gives clear spoken instructions – all you have to do is follow them – and it won’t shock someone unless they need it.
This link is one of the better Australian-based videos on how to use a Defib 360P.
AED stands for‘ Automated External Defibrillator’, which is a device that detects lethal heart rhythms that stop the heart from pumping effectively, and then allows a rescuer to deliver a measured shock
to revert these rhythms, so the heart can pump effectively again.
Using a defibrillator (AED)
The only method available to revert lethal cardiac arrest rhythms is the use of a defibrillator e.g. AED.
Statistically, for every minute lost without defibrillation, you lose a 10% probability of saving a life. The ‘Average Ambulance Response Time in major metropolitan cities of Australia is approximately 16 minutes.
If you apply a measured shock to a person’s heart, suffering a lethal rhythm within the first minute, they have a 70% chance of survival.
How do I use a defibrillator/AED?
You can use an AED with no training. The machine analyses someone’s heart rhythm and then uses visual or voice prompts to guide you through each step.
• First, make sure someone has called for an ambulance, and, if an AED isn’t immediately available, give CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) until someone can bring you an AED.
• As soon as you’ve got an AED, switch it on. It will immediately start to give you a series of visual and verbal prompts informing you of what you need to do. Follow these prompts until the ambulance arrives or someone with more experience than you takes over.
• Take the pads out of the sealed pack. Cut/remove clothing, dry the chest, if possible remove excessive hair.
• Remove the backing paper and attach the pads to their chest
• Place the first pad on their upper right side, just below their collarbone as shown on the pad
• Then place the second pad on their left side, just below the armpit. Make sure you position the pad lengthways, with the long side in line with the length of the their body. Ignore the presence of a pacemaker.
• Once you’ve done this, the AED will start checking the heart rhythm. Make sure that no one is touching the person. Continue to follow the voice and/or visual prompts that the machine gives you until help arrives.
Once the pads are attached, the device takes 5-10 seconds to analyze the heart’s rhythm and another few seconds to charge itself up.
• If there is a normal heart rhythm, an AED will not allow a shock to be delivered.
For example, if a person thinks the casualty is not breathing but the heart is beating, an AED will assess whether there is a heart rhythm and advise by voice command that a shock is not required.
The AED will not allow a shock to be delivered.
• Once a shock is delivered, an AED will continue to monitor the person’s heart rhythm. If the analysis reveals that the heart has stopped beating, it will advise that a shock is required. Follow the prompts given by the AED.
If you come across someone who is unconscious, unresponsive, not breathing or not breathing normally, they’re in cardiac arrest. The most important thing is to call 000 and start CPR to keep the blood flowing to the brain and around the body. After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent.
If you’re on your own, don’t interrupt the CPR to go and get a defibrillator. If it’s possible, send someone else to find one.