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.