Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function, consciousness and breathing. The condition usually results from a problem with the patient’s heart’s electrical system, which disrupts the heart’s pumping action and stops blood flow through the body.


The difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack

Sudden cardiac arrest is unlike a heart attack since the symptom of cardiac arrest means the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked. However, a heart attack can sometimes trigger an electrical disturbance that leads to sudden cardiac arrest.


What is a defibrillator (AED or Automated External Defibrillator)?

Every minute after cardiac arrest, the survival chance decreases by 10% without proper treatment. Survival is possible with fast and appropriate medical treatment, such as giving compressions to the chest. Still, since not every person has adequate training to perform the right chest press, it is best to use a defibrillator, which can improve the chance of survival until emergency workers arrive.


An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that diagnoses life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms that can cause cardiac arrest. An AED might be able to treat these abnormal heart rhythms by giving an electric shock to try to ‘restart’ the heart to its normal rhythm, and it is known as defibrillation. An AED will only give a shock if necessary. You cannot harm someone by using an AED on someone unconscious.


That’s why defibrillators are incredibly important to have around the workplace. Even more importantly, the WH&S Legislation recommends that all workplaces install an AED on-site.


The Samaritan PAD 500P

Through Cleanroom Garments, you, your staff, and your clients will benefit from one of the world’s leading defibrillators, the HeartSine samaritan 500P.


When someone collapses from sudden cardiac arrest, time is of the essence. Reducing response time by one or two minutes from collapse to AED shock can mean the difference between death and survival. Offering real-time CPR feedback, the HeartSine samaritan 500P with integrated CPR Advisor gives rescuers real-time visual and verbal feedback on the force and rate of CPR compressions. Quality CPR and a lifesaving shock, making it suitable for use by both professionally trained medics and staff with zero medical training.


Model Features:

– Integrated real-time CPR feedback.

– Clinically validated technology.

– Highly portable.

– Simple, user-friendly operation.

– Remote monitoring.

– Unique Pad-Pak and Pediatric-Pak.

Ensure you always have a fully functional defibrillator that can be easily accessed whenever required. The Heartsine samaritan 500P AED from Cleanroom Garments is more than just a defibrillator. It is easy to use, gives assists during the CPR process via vocal prompts and helps save lives at a convenient, low monthly cost. To learn more about the advantages of the Heartsine samaritan 500P, call 02 9851 4600 or email today.