Facts about AEDs
Every day Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) kills 12 New Zealanders whose lives could have been saved by an affordable, easy-to-use device.
The survival rate is less than 1% using cardiopulmonary resuscitation alone. If an Automated External Defibrilator (AED) is applied within 3 minutes, 75% of SCA patients will survive.
SCA can affect anyone of any age, background and fitness level – it does not discriminate, and gives no warning as to when it will strike.
AEDs available 24/7 (often via an external cabinet)
No regular opening hours or no 24/7 opening hours
Green Dots: AEDs available 24/7 (often via an external cabinet)
Red Dots: No regular opening hours or no 24/7 opening hours
Pull handle, apply pads, shock.
When someone has a heart attack (sudden cardiac arrest or SCA), an AED can be used to deliver a short, powerful electric shock to help the heart regain its natural rhythm. Anyone can quickly learn to use an defibrillator – you don’t need to be a medical professional. Using a St John AED is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Pull handle
- Apply pads
Information on the St John AED (Defibrillator) Units
Make sure you choose the right AED Unit for your situation. Click here to read about what included in St John AED package.
The St John FRx AED Unit
The St John FRx AED Unit; first unit. This is St John high spec unit; it can be kept in a vehicle, on a boat, or placed in an outside cabinet; making it available 24/7. Built for the more extreme environment. The price is normally $2,995.00 excl. gst. However, purchasing through Business North Harbour there is a 15% discount; making your FRx Unit only $2,546 excl. gst.
The St John HS1 AED Unit
The St John HS1 AED Unit; second unit. ‘The inside’ AED; built to go inside homes, office buildings, clubrooms, or warehouses (it can be used outside); but is normally stored indoors. The price is normally $2,495 excl. gst. Again, purchasing through Business North Harbour there is a 15% discount; making your HS1 Unit price only $2,121 excl. gst.