Real First Aid supplies a range of carry cases for your unit, all fit to protect your investment and keep your defibrillator in peak condition and ready for action. Cases are made from the highest quality materials and have clear identification lettering to signal the content of lifesaving equipment.
It is a little known fact that sudden cardiac arrest is the most common killer of Australians. Between 20,000 and 40,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest each year and only 2%-5% survive an attack. Whilst there can be significant improvement in survival rates with early intervention, a lack of awareness and misunderstanding of sudden cardiac arrest means that people do not understand what is happening to someone who suffers an attack and therefore do not realise the importance of acting fast to assist. Most people wait for an ambulance to arrive, without intervening in sudden cardiac arrest. And 95% of victim’s then do not survive the trip to hospital!
Immediate intervention is the key to helping a victim survive sudden cardiac arrest. This is because of what sudden cardiac arrest is caused by and what that does to the human body. The vital organs of the body require oxygen to function, most important of these being the brain. The oxygen can only flow around the body in the blood, which is pumped by the heart. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the electrical system of the brain misfires and the heart stops beating regularly. It can either beat too fast,, too slowly, haphazardly or not at all. This prevents the blood from being pushed around the body and very quickly the body will begin to suffer irreversible damage. In fact, within 4-6 minutes of a collapse and cessation of breathing in a victim the brain will have suffered significant damage, with death coming shortly after. This is why it is important that bystanders respond when witnessing someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.
A defibrillator is easy to use and completely safe. It works to ‘jolt’ the heart back into a regular rhythm and allow blood flow back to the vital organs. The defib reads the heart rhythm through the pads placed on the chest of the victim and delivers an electric pulse to stop the heart and allow it to ‘get back on track’. Even without performing CPR, defibrillation will improve the chance of survival to around 70% if applied within the first minute of collapse. So it is very clear that having an easy to identify and access unit is important in combating the threat of sudden cardiac arrest. If you work or live in a high risk environment (basically any place where large groups gather, where there is the risk of trauma, physical stress or exhaustion, or if you are or live or work with someone at risk of sudden cardiac arrest) defibrillators and carry cases could be the equipment that you need to save lives!
The carry cases on offer on this site allow you to easily transfer you defib to any location, whilst keeping the unit safe and secure. There are a variety of carry cases and options available depending on your needs, all of which are high quality and guaranteed to keep your defib in mint condition.