Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Shocktober is a month-long campaign held during the month of October to highlight the importance of knowing where Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located and to ensure that all AEDs are made publicly accessible and registered through Ambulance Victoria.
Gannawarra Shire Community Resilience Committee is committed to increasing public access to defibrillator machines across communities.
Does your community group have an AED device?
Council strongly encourage groups to make sure that your AED device is registered with Ambulance Victoria via this website 'Register my AED'
*Did you know, even if you originally registered your AED via Ambulance Victoria, if your AED device pads and/or batteries are out of date, your AED device will be removed from the register*
Registration with Ambulance Victoria is required for Ambulance Dispatch to be able to identify an AED in a cardiac arrest.
Below is some Frequently Asked Questions for AED owners and some information for if your group is considering purchasing an AED device.
Frequently Asked Questions for AED owners
FREE AED St John AED Defibrillator Awareness e-learning course
Gannawarra Shire Council via St Johns Ambulance
What is being provided?
Login and password to access St John AED Defibrillator Awareness e-learning course (valued at $25)
- Basic knowledge to use a defibrillator (AED)*
- Appropriate for anyone who has access to a defibrillator (AED)*
- Easily completed within 30 minutes
- Participants will receive a St John Certificate of Completion*
The St John Defibrillation Awareness online course will provide participants with basic knowledge and understanding to enable use of a defibrillator in an emergency situation when required.
Other topics include: the St John D.R.S.A.B.C.D. Action Plan for casualty management, the recovery position and chain of survival.
At the end of the course the participant will need to successfully complete an eight (8) question knowledge check and will be provided a PDF certificate of completion.
Outcomes: Participants will develop a general level of defibrillator awareness, which will minimise risk to staff, visitors, customers or community groups with greater First Aid knowledge.
Estimated duration of the awareness course is 30mins.
If your group would like to access this FREE training, Gannawarra Shire Council has limited logins available.
Please email email@example.com to request a login.