Equipping public spaces and workplaces with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) is tremendously beneficial for improving survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest in Brisbane. These easy-to-operate devices allow early defibrillation by non-medical personnel in those crucial first minutes until emergency responders arrive. Studies show cities and facilities with widespread AED availability and robust training have much higher resuscitation and survival rates.
Having more AEDs at locations where cardiac emergencies are likely to occur means help is close at hand. The devices provide clear verbal instructions so even untrained people can use them effectively. All Brisbane businesses, community hubs, offices, and facilities should consider installing AEDs and establishing emergency response plans incorporating these lifesaving technologies.