Restart A Heart Day (Oct 2018)

The NZ Resuscitation Council 16 October Restart a Heart Day called for New Zealanders to join together with an aim to “know CPR” and, because only one person in ten survive a cardiac arrest, the plan was to increase survival rates before emergency services arrive using 3x key messages:  1. Call 111; 2. Push; 3. Shock.

The day aimed for thousands of resuscitation trainers around the world to take part in a coordinated effort to teach life-saving cardiopulmonary skills to as many people as possible. 

The NZ Resuscitation Council reports that Restart a Heart Day was first observed in Aotearoa last year. A range of activities included resuscitation training for travellers in airports, and secondary schools, workplaces and clubs teaching CPR.

 


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