My name is Angie; for over three decades in my teaching profession, I have been delivering Sudden Cardiac Arrest education. With a long career in Aviation, I proudly implemented the first Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a British long haul aircraft. That was over 20 years ago when AEDs were cumbersome, very expensive and shrouded in mystery and myths.
As a Theatre Nurse, in 2013 I founded the Adopt-A-Defib initiative in memory of loved ones lost to Sudden Cardiac Arrest and survivors.
We proudly support individuals, businesses, clubs and schools by making Defibrillators affordable, clearly visible and easily accessible for an all inclusive price. AED packages built for people, not for profit.
Adopt-A-Defib works with people who have lost loved ones to Cardiac Arrest and people whose loved ones have been saved by an AED. It’s an initiative that saves more than money.
Every day in Australia Sudden Cardiac Arrest steals many lives of those around us. It can happen to any individual, whether you are young, old, active, or not.
It is the most common cause of unexpected death in the western world. It strikes suddenly, without warning and more than 80% of these deaths occur in an out of hospital setting. For the best chance of survival the casualty immediately needs to receive effective CPR and treatment with a Defibrillator.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest can be arrested! We are passionate about saving lives by making Public Access Defibrillators more readily available in Australia.
Every person, regardless of whether they have First Aid training, should have the confidence to and be capable of applying an AED in the event of a Cardiac Arrest. Today AEDs are simple to operate and effective in saving lives. Compact in size big on ability – designed for user confidence.
It is simple, easy and safe for ANYONE, regardless of prior training, to become a lifesaver.