Sudden Cardiac Arrest
ANCOR says we have 30,000 Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) per year. What does that mean?
We have about 12 million people in the workforce between 25 and 65 years of age. The chances for an SCA in the workplace are one person in 416.
The most common age is between 30 &35 years of age. There is a chance they can make a full recovery if a workmate can locate AED in between 3 minutes.
And that's scary enough. Now take a look at survival rates of SCA in Australia. It is estimated to be 12 - a bystander witnesses 25% of SCA. Survival in other parts of the world is as high as 65% for a witnessed SCA.
The one question you should ask ourselves is: "Do we have a defibrillator on-site?" If not, we might have a solution for you!