Restart a Heart Day at the San
Did you know a scary but true fact is that the high majority of cardiac arrests (3 in 4) occur in private residences. Additionally, 14% occurred in a public place, 9% were in aged care facilities and 1% in medical facilities. Unfortunately, because most cardiac arrests happen inside the home, the likelihood of having a paramedic nearby is very unlikely. Therefore, it places great importance on family members and neighbours to understand what to do in an emergency, so they can step in and increase the chance of survival.
The San is engaging with their community to give some informal CPR training to visitors coming into the hospital.