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Monday 16th October is re-start a heart day
Launched in 2014 by the European Resuscitation Council, Restart a Heart Day is an international campaign that aims to raise awareness of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AEDs) through face-to-face education & social media.
Some quick facts.
- Only 1 in 10 survive a cardiac arrest.
- Starting CPR immediately is one of most critical factors in surviving cardiac arrest.
- For every minute that CPR is delayed, cardiac arrest survival decreases by 10%.
- Bystander CPR has increased by 20% over the past decade.
- Chances of survival double if shocked by a public AED before paramedics arrive.
- Anyone can use an AED. You don’t need to be trained.
What can you do?
Ambulance Victoria and Defib For Life are encouraging you to run a CPR and AED awareness activity in your workplace or local community on Monday 16 October 2017. Teach your community how and when to use CPR and an AED in a health emergency.
Encourage members of the public participating in your activity to post a photo on their social media using #restartaheart.
Finally, Register your AED. If your organisation has an AED, register it with Ambulance Victoria so that it may be used in an emergency to help save someone’s life. It’s as simple as visiting: registermyaed.ambulance.vic.gov.au
It could help save a life in your community.