14th October 2022

Restart a Heart Day

Eighty percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home. By learning CPR, you could save the life of a loved one. The early moments of cardiac arrest are critical and performing CPR can almost double a person’s chances of survival.

Today is Restart a Heart Day, a day for raising awareness for cardiac arrests with the aim of increasing the number of people trained in life-saving CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

A cardiac arrest is a serious medical event where the heart stops pumping blood around the body. CPR in the form of chest compressions, with or without rescue breaths, is performed to keep the blood flowing around the body until the arrival of the emergency services, to increase the person’s chances of survival.

Learn how to save a life and learn CPR from a qualified medical professional in just 15 minutes online from the comfort of your home with this video tutorial: https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/how-to-save-a-life/how-to-do-cpr/learn-cpr-in-15-minutes

To learn more about Restart a Heart Day and CPR, click on the links below:

https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/how-to-save-a-life/cpr-training-in-schools/restart-a-heart-day.

https://www.resus.org.uk/get-involved/restart-heart-day. Accessed 12 October 2022.

https://www.erc.edu/about/restart. Accessed 12 October 2022.

 

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