Restart A Heart day

Posted by Johanna Verheijen on September 19, 2018

Restart a Heart Day - Together we can save lives

Only one in ten survive a cardiac arrest. We can beat that, and that's what World Restart a Heart Day is all about.

I'd like to make sure you know how you can help make the day successful this year.

On October 16th, thousands of resuscitation trainers around the world will take part in a coordinated effort to teach life-saving cardiopulmonary skills to as many people as we can.

As always with these international calendar events, we here in New Zealand have the privilege of being first in line.

Restart a Heart Day was first observed in Aotearoa last year, with events taking place in such places as Auckland, Wellington, Masterton, Christchurch. 

 

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“I just wanted to drop you guys a line to say how grateful I was to have done a refresher course with you all at the beginning of the year. On Monday I had a rather large elderly man collapse in the street in front of me. All you told me kicked in and I was able to give the man the compressions he needed until the ambulance arrived. He survived and is now resting in hospital. It was an incredibly challenging situation complete with the hysterical bystander and the nosey onlookers but with another woman on the phone we managed to do what needed to be done. I have done many courses over the years but you guys really made me feel prepared and I am very grateful.”
- Alex,
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