Defibrillator Guidelines Second Edition
New Defibrillator Guidelines Released
Defibrillators vital but poor deployment costs lives, say new guidelines set for release
October 2014: The Defibrillator Guidelines (Second Edition) have been released and are available for purchase.
More lives will be saved from sudden cardiac arrest in workplaces and public spaces, after the October 9 launch of guidelines for the public deployment of defibrillators.
Counting the cost of AED Failures : 1150 dead
Exactly how many lives may be saved depends on AEDs being readily available and in working order
when they are needed. Unfortunately, there have been fatalities from malfunctioning or poorly deployed devices:
US research has linked 1150 deaths to AED failures over 15 years.
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Also in attendance at the launch: Senator Eric Abetz, pictured with Sophie York and Dr Graeme Peel.
Canberra, Thursday 29 November 2012: In a bid to improve safety in all Australian work places and counter the incidence of cardiac arrest, new guidelines for the proper deployment and use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) were unveiled today by The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Financial Services and Superannuation,
The Hon. Bill Shorten MP.