Trained presenters from Defib First provide an information & demonstration presentation to anyone, regardless of whether participants have First Aid training, so that they feel comfortable and confident to apply an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in a medical emergency.
The service is to go wherever a group of people want to learn how the AED device works and how easily it can be applied. There is no accreditation or assessment involved so it is not threatening to anyone nor a disincentive to participate.
Defib First Director – Anne Holland
Anne is an experienced Public Speaker & Presenter with expertise in training anyone of any age, regardless of their level of First Aid training, on how to save the life of a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest by applying an AED. She is currently writing a book on the importance of Public Access Defibrillators, especially in the workplace, and how easy they are for bystanders to use in an emergency.
Apart from her background in the medical profession, Anne's passion in raising community awareness about these life-saving devices ignited following the sudden death in 2008 of her husband Paul, who suffered a cardiac arrest caused by a heart attack. He was a fit, active 56 yr old who left behind five children. This sort of event can happen to anyone.
Anne is a Division 1 Registered Nurse with Post Graduate Coronary Care Qualifications and 20 years experience in Level 1 Operating Suite Critical Care Nursing.
She is a registered First Aid Trainer (TAE40110 – Certificate IV Training & Assessment); a Sessional Lecturer at TAFE; and accredited Nurse Immuniser. She is also a Private Nurse Consultant providing IV cannulation for administration of medication in the home, Clinical Trial Research services, Venepuncture, Health Checks in Workplace and In Home Education of patients to administer self-injected medication.
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