60% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients do not receive bystander CPR
Only 12% of patients who experience cardiac arrest outside of hospital survive
Only 26% of Australians are trained in CPR
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that aims to keep oxygen and blood flowing throughout the body when a heart is not pumping normally. It uses chest compressions to mimic heart pumping and rescue breaths to get oxygen into the lungs.
CPR is a crucial skill for every Australian to have.
After you have checked that the victim is not breathing, begin a steady rate of 100 to 120 compressions every 60 seconds. This is the same rate as the beat of the song ‘Staying Alive’. After every 30 compressions, give two rescue breaths. Repeat this process until an ambulance or AED arrives.