Watch Health Minister Interview
Max Dagenais founder of Heart Safe Australia interviews the Health Minister Hon. Brad Hazzard during the Restart a Heart event about raising awareness and education about saving lives across Australia with the new Heart Safe Environment initiative from Heart Safe Australia.
Heart Safe Australia's mission is to raise awareness about the THREE STEPS to potientially save lives in case of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) as well as creating Heart Safe Environments across Australia
In Australia approximately 30,000 people a year (575 per week) sustain Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) outside of a hospital and are treated by emergency medical services (EMS)!
An average of only 9% of its victims in Australia survive!
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) knows no boundaries
- It can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone at any age
- Early deﬁbrillation is the single most effective treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest
- Deﬁbrillation within three minutes of collapse can increase the chance of survival to over 70%
Creating safer places for you to work, live and play; Heart Safe Australia aims to create more Heart Safe Environments across Australia by placing defibrillators in educational establishments, workplaces, sports and leisure clubs, public and community environments—allowing you to simply, safely and effectively help someone save a life.
Creating Heart Safe Environments Across Australia
Heart Safe Environment Check
Heart Safe Australia is following the recommendations of the American Heart Association (AHA) by providing checklists and audits to provide Heart Safe Environment to increase the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest which is currently very low in Australia at 9%.
Find out more about Heart Safe Environments, Heart Safe Hotels and Heart Safe Workplaces (coming soon) initiatives from Heart Safe Australia.
Max & Heart Safe Australia team