World Restart a Heart Day will take place on the 16th of October, 2021. The campaign aims to build awareness around the cardiac arrest and the administration of CPR.
Currently, 9 out of 10 people who experience a cardiac arrest out of hospital will not survive. That’s way too many people unnecessary losing their lives due to a lack of education in the general public about how to help. Bystander CPR can make a difference when cardiac arrests occur. It is important to continue educating ourselves so that those in need can have the best possible chance of recovery.
- 80% of cardiac arrests outside the hospital occur at home.
- Every minute a patient is in cardiac arrest and not receiving treatment via CPR or an AED, their chances of survival drop by 10%.
- After 10 minutes without intervention, the effects of a cardiac arrest are almost irreversible.
How can I make a difference?
Call. Push. Shock
These are the vital steps you need to know and be able to execute if someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest.
Push- start chest compressions and breaths
Shock- Use a defibrillator if available; instructions will guide you when to commence and pause chest compressions whilst the machine analyses the patient’s heart rate and delivers a shock if necessary.
#9for9 Restart a Heart Challenge
The 9 for 9 challenge aims to lower the statistic of 9 out of 10 people not surviving a cardiac arrest. The challenge encourages you to educate yourself before filming yourself performing 9 chest compressions on a pillow, teddy or stuffed toy. Using the hashtags #9for9, #callpushshock and #RestartaHeart share the video and tag 9 friends so they can do the same and spread awareness for how you can help those around you if they experience a cardiac arrest.
You can even purchase your own personalised Restart a heart Bear from Build-a-bear to help raise awareness!
Take a CPR course
Comprehensive CPR courses take just 2 hours to complete and will teach you everything you need to know about helping out during a cardiac arrest. Learn and practice on a provided mannequin, how to administer chest compressions correctly with help from a professional instructor, and get to grips with using an AED correctly to assist your efforts. If you don’t have 2 hours to devote, join a course online and complete the knowledge assessment there before coming into class for a short hour to demonstrate your skills in a practical assessment.
Want to learn more?
Join an HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course to get certified in CPR AND learn how to assist in over 25 common illnesses and injuries!
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Book in for a CPR or First Aid Course today and learn the importance of bystander first aid this October.