Defibrillators at schools:


Which is the best defibrillator pack for schools?

The team at First Aid Accident & Emergency recommends that all schools throughout Australia consider investing in a defibrillator to keep on their campus. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is unpredictable—you never know when it might happen to a student, teacher or parent at the school.

Modern defibs are designed to be easy-to-use, compact and lightweight. This makes them easy to store on school grounds so that anyone will be able to use one in the event of a medical emergency.

Why should schools have a defibrillator?

Cardiac arrest will strike without warning—it can occur at any time and in any place. This is why it’s important to have a defibrillator at the ready.

SCA isn’t something that only happens to adults—children can unfortunately also experience it. This is why many defibrillators have been designed so that they can be switched to a “child mode.” There are also specific accessories available including child electrode pads and battery packs.

CPR is an essential skill to have and it could help you to save a life one day.

Sometimes, however, CPR isn’t enough. If a person needs to be revived after suffering from SCA, the chances of them surviving are dramatically increased when a defib has been used compared to when only using CPR.

What are the different kinds of defibrillators for schools?
If you’re considering investing in an AED for your school, there’s a wide range of options available to you. Trusted brands that are often popular choices for Australian schools are HeartSine Technologies Samaritan defibrillators and Physio Control LIFEPAK defibrillators. Here at FAAE, we readily stock both brands and we also stock them as part of school defibrillator packs. One of our top recommendations is the Heartsine Samaritan 360P School Defibrillator Pack. This defib bundle includes:

  • 1 automatic PAD 360P defibrillator
  • 1 set of adult pads & battery pack
  • 1 set of child pads & battery pack
  • Patient prep kit
  • Soft shell carry case
  • AED wall signage
  • 2 x AED procedure charts
  • Training video
  • Metal alarmed wall cabinet

The other defib package that we regularly recommend to schools is the LIFEPAK CR2 Essential Defibrillator Pack which includes:

  • 1 Physio Control Lifepak CR2 Defibrillator
  • Adult & child mode built-in
  • Patient prep kit
  • Soft shell carry case
  • AED wall signage
  • 2x AED procedure charts
  • Training video
  • Metal alarmed wall cabinet

If you’re unsure on which defibrillator would be right for your school or you would like further information regarding schools and defibs—get in touch with the team of specialists at FAAE today.

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