Defibrillators on the Golf Course
Why Every Golf Club Needs an AED
Summer is fast approaching here in Australia and that means that it’s time to prepare for some much needed relaxation at your local golf greens. Australians love golf – this is backed up by the nation’s whopping 1,500+* golf courses, including some considered to be of the very best in the world.
But did you know that despite golf being a great form of exercise, often prescribed by healthcare professionals as a means of exercise most people can participate in, data suggests^ the golf course is one of the most common places for cardiac arrest to occur?
In 2017, a Sydney golfer tragically lost his life while on the golf greens after experiencing heat stroke which lead to cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, this kind of situation is far more common than most Aussies realise.
“The most alarming estimates suggest that more than 95% of all cardiac arrest incidents on golf courses are fatal.”~
So why is it that not all golf courses have an AED (or Automatic External Defibrillator) on hand to combat such statistics? Research suggests there is no good reason!
At First Aid Accident & Emergency we are huge advocates for ALL workplaces and public spaces should be equipped with an easy-to-operate, portable AED available at all times
What is the Solution?
All golf clubs should implement easily accessible portable defibrillators throughout their public grounds and ensure that their staff are comfortable and familiar with their use.
1. What Defibrillator is best for Golf Clubs/Courses?
At FAAE, we have put together the perfect combo pack for use on the golf course! Golf Buggy Automatic Defibrillator Pack
- IP67 waterproof case is ideal for mounting on a golf buggy or the marshalls buggy for the golf course
- Comes with 8 year warranty and liability cover
- TGA approved
- Comes with our FAAE Patient Prep Kit
- AED buggy sticker
- Monthly AED checklist
- Includes training video
2. Portable Automatic Defibrillator Training:
While quality AEDs are designed to be simple to use and come with both verbal and visual instructions, the stress of an emergency situation and the race against time can make a first-time operator less efficient.
We believe that all golf course employers and employees should be adequately trained in the operation of an AED should an incident occur.
At First Aid Accident & Emergency, we are passionate about our fun, interactive and in-depth approach to CPR and Defibrillator training.
For more information on defibrillators and training courses contact us directly via email or by calling 07 5520 5068.
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