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CPR may not be a fun skill, but it is an important one
Here is a free event that is good for the heart. On Friday, 1st September, CPR in the Park is providing free Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training to everyone and anyone. With presentations across the day, the intent is to upskill as many people as possible in four (4) hours in CPR and AED use.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.
An AED, or Automatic External Defibrillator, will automatically analyse the heart rhythm of a victim without a pulse, and will shock the victim's heart in an attempt to restore its rhythm to normal.
Although this training is non-accredited, attendees will gain the skills to assist anyone suffering from cardiac arrest.
I remember learning CPR as part of swimming lessons forty years ago, as we did. That's an awful long time ago. A brush up is a great idea for all of us, isn't it?
In Australia, around 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest each year. That's about 80 heart attacks a day. On average, of these only 9-10% of these people survive. The survivors are generally the ones who collapse where someone with CPR knowledge is on hand. You see, the best chance of survival occurs when a victim's care begins immediately.
Cardiac Safe brings together, community, government and the private sector to form a powerful, effective, integrated approach to saving lives.
There will be a BBQ and Cold drinks and presentations throughout the day, commencing at 11.30am through to 3pm.
The venue is the Bloomfield Street Park, in the middle of the shopping precinct of Cleveland. There are various parking areas across the CBD, or if you are a local, why not walk? It's good for the heart.