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Bendigo Bank Caulfield Park sponsors public access defibrillator program

The board of Urban Lifesavers was very pleased last week to accept a sponsorship of $500 from the Bendigo Bank of Caulfield Park to assist in the public access defibrillation campaign. Hannah Downes & Rajar Kumar from Bendigo Bank presented the cheque to directors Maree Porter, Anne Holland, Linn Maskell, Gerard Smith & Sarah Cleaver (absent Alison Foenander). Urban Lifesavers would like to thank the Bendigo Bank for their generous sup...

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A donation with heart

The first of the AEDs to be donated within the City of Brimbank has been delivered by Urban Lifesavers.

After losing her husband to cardiac arrest, Anne Holland is de...

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Lifesaving donation assisted by Rotary Club

With a donation from the Rotary Club of Brighton Beach, founding directors of Urban Lifesavers & Rotarians,
Linn Maskell (past president of Brighton Beach) & Anne Holland were delighted to deliver an automated external defibrillator (AED) to Alex & James Salem at Read More

Donation of life saving defibrillators

The Women’s Committee of Kew Golf Club, led by president Anne English, supported the NFP charity “Urban Lifesavers: No more deaths from sudden cardiac arrest” in 2017 and raised $11,000 for the provision of automated external defibrillator packages plus training to five community groups in the City of Boroondara.

A presentation of the AEDs was made to the community groups on Wednesday 13 December 2017 at Kew Golf Club i...

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Automated external defibrillators at work

Responding is Bob Risk, senior strategic, safety, health and preparedness manager, Staples Business Advantage, Framingham, MA.

Did you know that, according to the American Red Cross, sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 350,000 people each year? Even though emergency response teams can be at your location within 8 to 12 minutes after a 911 call is made, the chance of survivi...

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Lifesaving Move by Supermarket Giant

Tesco has announced plans to introduce potentially life-saving defibrillators in over 900 of its largest stores in the UK.

The move addresses statistics from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that say over 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital in the UK every year, but less than one in ten survive.

​Tesco notes that for every minute without CPR and defibrillation, a person’s chance of survival de...

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Nurse, so much more than a hero.

Nerolie Curran does not use the word hero to describe the woman who saved her daughter's life. It's not enough. Sometimes there are no words.

But there is a bond, and it's just as strong now as it was a year ago, when general practice nurse Suze Natusch swam 40m, climbed on to a boat and saved 5-year-old Jasmine Curran's life.

"[The word] hero is an understatement," Mrs Curran said this week, about the day her middle daughter's h...

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Bunnings – Why Remove AEDs?

A University of Otago doctor is calling on Bunnings to reverse its ‘‘silly'' decision to remove a defibrillator from its Dunedin store.‘‘[Bunnings is] a perfect place that should have [defibrillators], and it should be a policy nationwide to have them in every store - not to not have them,'' sport and exercise physician Dr Hamish Osbourne said.

Dr Osbourne was one of several readers who responded to a report in this week's Otag...

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Life-saving defibrillators should be mandatory and as publicly accessable as fire extinguishers in Australia, says campaigner

CARDIAC arrests are the leading cause of death nationally while 56 deaths were caused by fire and smoke in 2013, Anne Holland told AAP.

Ms Holland, whose husband Paul died in 2008 after having a cardiac arrest at home, trains people to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

The Melbourne registered nurse and mother of five children, has just written a book called Back in a Heart Beat, with the proceeds to go to the not-for...

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Help for cardiac arrests: a defibrillator in every community

Paul Holland was doing floor exercises after a two-hour bike ride. Forty minutes later his son Xavier found the fit 56-year-old wasn’t breathing.

“He just kept screaming, ‘Help Dad, help Dad’,” says Paul’s wife Anne, a registered nurse. “I knew straight away that nothing could be done.”

Paul Holland died because his heart had stopped beating after a blockage in his left anterior descending artery — known as the ...

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Critical care nurse fights to save lives with AEDs

Critical care nurse Anne Holland has always worked to save lives. But when her husband, Paul, died after a cardiac arrest she was unable to save him. Now the Melbourne mother of five is working to raise awareness and is also campaigning for the introduction of life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the community.

​The former Epworth HealthCare nurse, who worked as a level one operating suite critical care nurse for 20...

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