In Australia, more than 25,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest every year. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of Australia’s leading causes of death and lifelong disability.
CPR can help in saving those lives.
What happens during a sudden cardiac arrest?
There is a disruption in breathing and heart function during a cardiac arrest, which can be fatal if not treated immediately. Within 15 seconds of the attack, the person starts losing consciousness. Within another minute, without first aid treatment, the person stops breathing, and damage can happen to their brain cells due to oxygen deprivation.
Cardiac arrest is different from a heart attack.
A heart attack is brought on by a disturbance in blood flow rather than our electrical current. The heart is still pumping blood during a heart attack, and the person is more likely conscious and responsive. But a heart attack can lead to a sudden cardiac arrest.
Why is CPR necessary?
CPR helps the person’s blood keep circulating until the ambulance arrives, and more advanced tools can be used. It keeps the oxygen flowing and dramatically increases survival chances for anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest. Without CPR, the survival rate will drop to almost 0%.
Here’s an overview of why CPR is an essential life skill and reasons to learn CPR.
1. CPR Save Lives.
The most obvious and rewarding reason to learn CPR is to save lives. While cardiac arrest and other heart diseases are on the rise, you can help perform necessary first aid treatment, especially in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases.
Basic knowledge of CPR can go a long way. CPR can double (even triple) the person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.
2. Anyone can learn CPR
Learning CPR does not require years of training and extensive experience in the medical field. It isn’t only for paramedics, nurses, and other medical professionals. CPR training is available and accessible to everyone.
At First Aid Pro, we facilitate Provide CPR classes where many of our students are surprised to find out how quickly they can learn these skills (resuscitation & compression) when they study with our patient and experienced first aid trainers.
3. Feel Confident in a Cardiac Emergency
Learning CPR makes you feel confident during an emergency as you have all the skills and knowledge needed to perform effective CPR. You will have the confidence to make good decisions and not be consumed by panic and confusion. You can do everything possible to help.
4. Join the 5 Percent
According to Red Cross, Fewer than five per cent of people in Australia are trained in first aid and CPR, one of the lowest rates in the world. Although several pieces of evidence indicate that bystander CPR and the use of an AED can significantly improve the chance of survival and outcomes from cardiac arrest, there are still fewer members of the Australian population receiving formal CPR training every year. This leaves many people unprepared to respond to cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies.
Become a part of the solution. Sign up for a CPR training course today.
Help Save a Life. Learn CPR.
Knowing the signs and calling Triple Zero can save you or your loved ones from cardiac arrest. Take action and participate in lifesaving education, such as CPR training.
HLTAID009 Provide CPR is a Nationally Recognised Course that covers the skills and knowledge required to provide CPR to the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
This course will provide you with an understanding of how to apply Basic Emergency Life Support/CPR, Defibrillation (AED), and the use of a First Aid Kit until more advanced medical help arrives. HLTAID009 Provide CPR satisfies 1 Unit of Competency unit from the new HLT Health Training Package (updated 2020).
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