HEART OF THE NATION IS AN INITIATIVE OF A REGISTERED AUSTRALIAN CHARITY, AIMED AT PROMOTING THE CHAIN OF SURVIVAL AND THOSE WHO PLAY THEIR PART IN IT.
IS YOUR BUSINESS, WORKPLACE, COMMUNITY GROUP OR ORGANISATION AT THE HEART OF THE NATION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH?
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When the world watched the original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page collapse on stage at the end of the Original Wiggles performance to raise money for bushfire relief victims in January 2020, the things that saved his life were bystander CPR, and the availability of an AED at Castle Hill RSL Club where The Wiggles were performing.
Sadly though, for many people who experience a sudden cardiac arrest, not all of the links in the Chain of Survival are available, or in place and therefore, their chance of surviving this life-threatening moment are drastcailly reduced - hence, why the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest is so low - presently around 10%!
More people in the community being prepared to respond with all the links in the Chain of Survival will help to change this, and increase the number of survivors with positive outcomes after sudden cardiac arrest.
Heart of the Nation's mission is to promote the Chain of Survival and those who play their part in it.
Our key objectives and principles governing the operation of all of its activities, are guided by a desire for better outcomes for people that experience sudden cardiac arrest - whether it be in the home, at work, or in public places.
The programs and initiatves that we provide serve to support the recommendations of bodies and organisations such as the Global Resuscitation Alliance and the Australian Rescuscitation Council. We enccourage members of our network to adopt these world-leading standards and benchmarks that work toward these better outcomes.
CALL 000 immediately if somoene is not responding and not breathing normally or at all.
PUSH hard on the centre of their chest at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute.
SHOCK - use an AED to "restart" their heart.