ALL CITIZENS OF THE WORLD
CAN SAVE A LIFE
Today on the 16th of October is the World Restart a Heart Day. This day is celebrated around the world with various events and training on how to restart a heart.
There are 3 steps to restart a heart :
1. CHECK :
make sure its safe to approach
check for any response from the victim
tilt the head back, lift the chin and check breathing
if breathing is absent or not normal, CPR is needed.
2. CALL :
Call 166 or 112 and follow their instructions
If someone is there to help ask them to call 166 or 112 for you and let them fetch an AED if available.
Cardiac compressions are most important for survival. Do not delay or interrupt cardiac compressions.
3. COMPRESS :
Place both hands in the center of the chest
Compress the chest 5 to 6 cm 100-120 times/min to the rhythm of “Staying alive”.
Push hard and fast. Don’t worry you can’t do any harm.
If AED arrives switch it on immediately and follows the instructions
Once the emergency services arrive, continue until you are told to stop
Well done! Doing something saves lives and it’s ALWAYS better than doing nothing.
Please, take this opportunity today, to check if you remember where the AED is located in our School.