Heart Safe Australia’s mission is to raise awareness and education on HOW to potentially save lives with defibrillators in case of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside a hospital.
In Australia approximately 30,000 people sustain a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) outside of a hospital and are treated by emergency medical services (EMS) each year.
That’s 575 Australians suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) every week and ONLY 1 out of 10 WILL SURVIVE!
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) knows no boundaries. No matter where or when SCA strikes, early use of a defibrillator can help save lives.
- ONLY an average of only 9% of its victims in Australia survive
- It can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone, even young athletes
- Early defibrillation is the single most effective treatment for SCA
- 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; we aim 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 by following 3 simple steps.