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Only 1 in 10 survive a cardiac arrest

Restart a Heart Day, 16 October 2018

Sadly, the survival rate from a cardiac arrest is only 10%. Time is a critical factor with survival – for every minute that passes without intervention, the chance of survival decreases by 10%. Having a bystander willing, and confident, to start CPR can mean the difference between life and death.

This is why the global ‘Restart a Heart’ day initiative is so important. October 16 is international Restart a Heart Day, a global initiative designed to raise awareness and educate the community on the importance of learning CPR and having access to AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) in the community.

Here is a simple guide to CPR.

Book your CPR course with Australian Red Cross

Call 1300 367 428 or email us

Watch the CPR video

Learn more about Restart a Heart Day or download how-to sheets, posters and more.