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Who We Are

Here at CPR for Life, we are passionate about first aid training and raising awareness and educating the public on the only definitive treatment that will save a person from cardiac arrest.

CPR can literally mean the difference between life and death in a cardiac emergency. Knowing how to perform CPR and how to use an AED are essential life skills that we believe everyone should know. First aid is a critical life skill that can be learnt at almost any age. The more people in our community with first aid knowledge, the more resilient we will be – and more lives we can save.

Our organisation exists to help our students and the public gain vital skills in first aid in order to provide life-saving assistance in an emergency and strenghthen the chain of survival in communities and improve the survival rate of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.

OUR CORE VALUES

EVERY SECOND COUNTS

More than 30,000 Australians suffer an out-of hospital cardiac arrest each year, and almost 90% of them do not survive, with less than half of people who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest in the community have someone step in who can perform CPR or use a defibrillator before the arrival of an ambulance.

Bystander CPR and defibrillation using a public access AED in the minutes directly after a cardiac arrest more than doubles the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest.

In a recent study, just over half (56%) of Australian adults reported ever having undertaken CPR training, however only 22% had current (within 1 year) training. Only half (49.3%) of Australians stated they would provide CPR to a stranger. In those that responded “NO” (12.3%) the most common response was not being trained in CPR (43.2%) or not feeling confident (19.7%). Fear (6.8%), a physical inability (3.8%) or concern over legalities (3.9%) were other factors mentioned.

Alarmingly the study also found a low understanding of cardiac arrest or being able to identify the actions involved with the chain of survival. Only 16% of respondents could identify the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack.

Raising awareness of cardiac arrest and CPR training is essential across all communities. A focus on targeting populations less likely to receive training particularly those that are older, who are at higher risk of future cardiac events is essentially important and should be focused. 

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Someday you may be faced with a cardiac medical emergency, chances are it will be someone you know either at home or in the workplace.

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