Over 30,000 Australians suffer a sudden cardiac arrest every year
Less than 9% of sudden cardiac arrest sufferers survive
Chances of survival drop 10% for every minute that passes without CPR
DRS ABCD (Danger, Response, Send For Help, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Defibrillation) is an action guide used by schools, universities, surf life saving clubs, paramedics, and on-site workplaces across Australia to address life-threatening situations – particularly sudden cardiac arrest.
If someone collapses and you’re the first person on the scene, knowing DRS ABCD can be vital to help that person – who may be in a life-threatening situation. By administering CPR and using an AED device, you could keep them alive until medical help arrives.