The message is clear: knowing how to perform CPR will save more lives. Children who drown in backyard swimming pools are 50 per cent more likely to survive if given CPR immediately, yet only 38 per cent of people surveyed in new research say they would know what to do.
To help address this, Australian Red Cross has teamed up with Poolwerx for its annual April Pools Day campaign to encourage Australians to get serious about learning CPR. This year, Australian Red Cross has once again partnered with Poolwerx and is offering free online introductory CPR courses that could help save lives throughout the month of April.
April Pools Day aims to make it easy for people to update their CPR skills by giving them a refresher course on the basic skills for resuscitating babies, young children and adults and the course can be done online, in the comfort of your own home.
People wishing to complete the free online CPR course can visit any Poolwerx store throughout Australia between 1 and 30 April and they will be provided with a code word they can use to redeem a voucher for the free course.
For more information about this important campaign, jump over to aprilpoolsday.com.au and help us prevent child drownings.