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Bystanders saving lives in Victoria

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Victorian

Ambulance Victoria's 2015-2016 Cardiac Arrest Registry Annual Report reveals encouraging statistics where bystanders have been stepping in to help and making a real difference while waiting for Emergency Medical Services to arrive.

  • Patients who received bystander CPR were twice as likely to be discharged alive from hospital.
  • Patients who received bystander CPR were 11 times more likely to be found in a shockable rhythm.
  • Patients who received bystander Defibrillator shock survived the event 76% of the time, as opposed to 50% when waiting for ambulance paramedics to arrive and deliver the shock.

These great results in Victoria further highlights the need for Public Access AEDs with CPR coaching across Australia - it makes a life saving difference.

Download the full report now: Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR) 2015-2016 Annual Report.

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