Anyone can suffer an SCA, including children. To protect staff, students and visitors against SCA, all schools should be equipped with a life-saving defibrillator. Without effective CPR and a shock from a defibrillator within the first 3-5 minutes of collapse, it’s likely that a person in cardiac arrest will die.
We recommend access to a defibrillator for every school. For large schools, multiple defibrillators may be required to ensure you are never more than a 3-minute round trip from a defibrillator whilst on school premises.