The RD500 Defibrillator: Your best chance of survival

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death in Australia. It can strike anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. The survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Australia is relatively low, typically ranging from 5% to 10%. Immediate treatment with CPR and access to a defibrillator can significantly increase the chances of survival to around 74%.

CPR: An essential link in the chain of survival

70% of all bystander CPR is ineffectively performed and this includes both lay and trained rescuers. This is because the rescuer has no way to make clinical determinations as to whether their compressions are actually effective.
To make matters worse, there is a huge differential of force required from victim to victim depending on their build. 

So how do we know if we're doing CPR effectively?

More than a simple AED, the Heartsine Samaritan RD500 Semi-Automatic Public Access Defibrillator with integrated CPR Advisor takes clinical readings during CPR (as opposed to other AEDs that at best give feedback using superficial factors during CPR), and provides the rescuer with feedback based on cardiac output and other clinical factors. 

THE RD500 gives verbal feedback such as 'Push harder', 'Push faster', ' Push slower', and 'Good compressions'. This is extremely important to give the rescuer confidence & reassurance. 

RD500 Features:

  • A semi-automatic defibrillator that is operated by using two simple buttons.
  • It features clear and simple voice prompts for users, and visual prompts to assist the rescuer in noisy or multi-lingual environments. 
  • The RD500 features unique patient-specific CPR feedback which instructs the user to push harder, faster, slower to reassure you that you’re doing it right.
  • 8-year warranty with the lowest cost of ownership over 8 years (PAD & battery).

The Defibrillator White Paper you need to read

When it comes to defibs, we know it can be confusing. There's a lot of myths, miscommunication and fears surrounding the use of defibs. We've put together a white paper about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), the chain of survival, FAQ's about defibs and our defibrillator range for you to feel empowered and knowledgeable about defibs.

View and download the white paper here.

Need help choosing a defib? You can contact us or call 1800 13 12 11 to speak to our team!

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