First Aid Accident & Emergency and Gold Coast Private Hospital are using tomorrow’s World Heart Day as a timely reminder for the community to educate themselves on the life-saving technique of CPR and the correct use of a Defibrillator.
In a new community initiative, Gold Coast Private is offering a complimentary course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to members of the public, in an effort to help highlight the importance of being proactive when it comes to heart health.
Deputy General Manager, Claire Gauci , said she would strongly encourage everyone to learn the latest CPR and is proud Gold Coast Private can offer the opportunity for the community to learn such an important life skill.
“World Heart Day aims to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and encourages the global community to take action to improve heart health – a sentiment which we are proud to support through our CPR workshop – run in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines,” said Ms Gauci.
“We believe all members of the community should have access to quality first aid education and training to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to perform CPR, and help save a life.”
What are the risks
CEO of First Aid Accident & Emergency Scott Whimpey will be the trainer on the day and strongly believes in the benefits of knowing CPR, his organisation has already saved hundreds of lives, by training first responders on the Gold Coast. Scott organisation has had a student in cardiac arrest in one of their courses, students and the trainer performed a successful resuscitation on him.
The World Heart Day free CPR course will be held at Gold Coast Private Hospital on Friday, 29th September from 8.30am to 11am.