Vectr Plus offers Australia a range of defibrillators, accessories and parts, including automatic defibrillators and pads. These are appropriate for use in the home, in the workplace and in other areas where it may be necessary.
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What is a Defibrillator?
A defibrillator is a medical device that delivers an electric shock to the heart to restore its normal rhythm. It is used in cases of cardiac arrest, where the heart suddenly stops beating, and can potentially save a person’s life. Defibrillators deliver a controlled electric shock to the heart, which can help reset the heart’s natural pacemaker and restore normal heart rhythm and regular heartbeat. These devices can be found in many public places, such as airports, train stations, and shopping malls, and can be operated by anyone with basic training. Immediate defibrillator use can significantly increase a person’s chances of survival from cardiac arrest.
When should you use a defibrillator?
A defibrillator should be used when a person experiences a heart attack, which occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating effectively. This can happen due to various factors, such as a heart attack, arrhythmia, or electrocution. In such cases, the person may lose consciousness, stop breathing, and their pulse may become weak or non-existent.
Using a defibrillator quickly can be critical in saving a person’s life. The device delivers an electric shock to the heart, which can help restore its natural rhythm. This shock is typically delivered through electrodes placed on the person’s chest and can be administered by anyone who has received basic training on defibrillators.
It is important to note that a defibrillator should only be used on a person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It is not meant to be used on a person who has a pulse and is breathing normally. In such cases, other life-saving measures, such as CPR or calling for emergency medical services, may be more appropriate.
It is also vital to be prepared to ensure that the defibrillator is used correctly and that the person administering the shock is trained. Many public places in Australia, such as airports, train stations, and shopping malls, have defibrillators available in an emergency.
How much does it cost to get a defibrillator?
The cost of a defibrillator in Australia will vary depending on several factors, including the type of defibrillator, brand, and features. At Vectr Plus, we provide a range of AED (automated external defibrillator) and accessories mainly designed for use in public places. The cost of AED defibrillators can range between $500 and $2000, with more advanced models exceeding this up to $4000.
Can I buy personal defibrillators?
Yes, you can buy a personal AED defibrillator in Australia for use at home, at events, or in the workplace as an addition to first aid kits. These types of personal defibrillators work in the same way as a hospital-grade defibrillator as they both provide defibrillation, using a focused electric current to shock the heart into a normal rhythm. Using automated external defibrillators or an AED must also be in conjunction with CPR, which is standard practice and often a part of mandatory first aid kits and training in the workplace.
In most instances, an automated external defibrillator is used in the case of an emergency inside the home or in a public place. Each device includes electrode pads that are easy to apply, so should a first aid situation occur in a workplace, store, at an event or even at home, it can be used to deliver treatment by a trained or untrained first aid rescuer.
Is it worth buying a defibrillator for home?
The purpose of automated external defibrillators is to assist those experiencing sudden heart attacks and help save lives. A heart attack can happen anywhere, and if someone you live with or know is a high risk, having an AED defibrillator at home can often save a life or lives before an ambulance arrives. An AED defibrillator can be used effectively with minimal first-aid training and is only designed to function when a less-than-average heartbeat is detected.
Vectr Plus’ range of Defibtech AED defibrillators are user-friendly with easy-to-follow visual instructions and a simple-to-use interface that can include:
1-2 button interface
Highly visible progress lights
Clear, calm voice prompts
Illuminated status indicators
Can you get a portable defibrillator?
With more than 20,000 Australians suffering heart attacks each year, having a portable AED defibrillator in public spaces, workplaces, or even the home, can save a life. At Vectr Plus, we have a range of AEDs from leading brands, such as Defibtech, that are fully portable and lightweight. Each defibrillator has a comfortable rubber handle meaning the device and battery can be easily carried around the home or workplace.
When should you use an automated external defibrillator?
In Australia, an automated external defibrillator (AED) should be used when a person is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, as it can significantly increase their chances of survival. Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death in Australia, and prompt use of an AED can make a crucial difference in saving a person’s life. Confidence in using an AED can be gained through proper training and familiarization with the device. AEDs are designed to be user-friendly, and many public places in Australia have them readily available for use in emergencies.