Show you care about cardiac arrest survival this Shocktober

Shocktober is a month-long campaign to highlight the importance of learning CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

It takes a community to save a life – a person’s chance of surviving a cardiac arrest reduces by up to 10% for every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation.


Do you know where your closest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located and how to use it to save someone’s life?

AEDs provide automated heart rhythm analysis, voice commands, and deliver a shock. When the heart stops beating, an AED can shock the heart back to normal rhythm.

Community members are being urged to familiarise themselves with the locations of AEDs and learn the fundamentals of cardiac arrest survival.

Locate an AED



If you can do CPR, you can make every second count by joining GoodSAM today. The GoodSAM (Smartphone Activated Medic) Network of Volunteer responders provide basic life support to those nearby in cardiac arrest while an ambulance is en route. These off-duty nurses, paramedics, doctors, police, fire and first aiders save many lives each year.

For more information and frequently asked question please click here or to register as a GoodSam, please visit GoodSAM (

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