‘CALL – PUSH – SHOCK’ is an easy way to remember how you can help save a life:
1. Call: Triple Zero (000)
2. Push: Do CPR (chest compressions)
3. Shock: Use an AED (‘heart start machine’ or Automated External Defibrillator).
Come and join a live demonstration of the above steps at a community information session being held at the Franklin Palais to share information on what to do if someone near you is suffering a cardiac arrest – they will be unconscious and not breathing normally.
Seconds count in a cardiac arrest. Starting CPR within 3–4 minutes may increase the chance of survival by up to 50 per cent! If someone near you has a cardiac arrest and you’re unsure or forget how to do CPR, that’s ok. Call Triple Zero (000) and a call taker will guide you through it. The AED machine will also tell you what to do.
At the session you will:
· See a CPR and AED demonstration. You can try CPR on a mannequin that will give you feedback on how effective you are.
· Hear what an AED says and get to handle AED pads.
· Do you have questions about doing CPR in rural or marine conditions? Our friendly Intensive Care Paramedic will be taking questions.
· Do you know where your nearest AED is? Learn to use the AED Locator app.
Entry is free and afternoon tea is included.
There’s no need to book, but it would help to please RSVP to Deb on 0427 554 264. (Please note this is an information session. Not accreditation).