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Why Do You Need CPR Training?


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Sudden cardiac arrest usually strikes without warning, and when it does, it is often fatal.

Statistics indicate that 70% to 80% of sudden cardiac arrest cases occur mostly at home or in public places. Would you know what to do if you saw a relative, colleague, or stranger collapse due to cardiac arrest? In such cases, only those who are present at the scene can provide resuscitation promptly.

This is why you need resuscitation training or CPR.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR is an essential life-saving skill that everyone should have in their pockets. Like we always say, accidents happen anytime, anywhere. What makes them more dangerous is they may come at the most unexpected occasions – due to cardiac arrest, drowning, smoke inhalation, and other causes.

Why Take Action: The Facts

Only 26% of people in Australia are trained and confident to perform first aid and CPR in an emergency. This is particularly low, despite 99 per cent of Australians knowing that resuscitation and first aid are “critical life skills.”

Reluctance or not having enough skills and knowledge in those areas has resulted in a number of sudden cardiac deaths that could have been prevented if bystanders had responded immediately to the situation.

Early resuscitation is essential. Once the heart has been kept oxygenated, it is easier to restart and restore its normal function.

Bystander CPR Increases Survival Rates

Effective bystander CPR is proven invaluable in emergency situations, including a sudden cardiac arrest. The sooner the resuscitation is applied, the better because for every minute of delay it takes to resuscitate and defibrillate the victim, the survival rate will be decreased by 10%.

Given that the chance of survival falls significantly without bystander CPR, it is vital for everyone to learn and undergo First Aid and CPR Training, as you will never know when is the time to put those skills to good use.

First Aid Pro is here to help train you with the best standards of care if confronted with cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies. We have highly qualified trainers and welcome client feedback that enable us to maintain our quality standards.

We are a Nationally Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40407) with 20+ training venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Tasmania, and Adelaide.

We offer a wide range of first aid training courses, some with CPD, including CPR Training, Provide First Aid, Anaphylaxis training, and Child Care Courses. We run our courses for a range of health care professionals, workplaces, commercial businesses, students, and members of the general public.

Find A First Aid Course Near You

With the belief that everyone has the ability to save lives, our first aid courses aim to raise awareness on several life-saving skills and increase the number of people trained in CPR.

To learn more about our courses or conduct group training, call our team at 1300 029 132 or email our booking staff at We’d love to hear from you!

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