The Chain of Survival consists of 3 links:
CALL - PUSH - SHOCK
WHEN SOMEONE'S NOT RESPONDING, AND NOT BREATHING NORMALLY OR AT ALL, IT'S TIME TO:
Each link in the Chain of Survival is represented by a single word to help us quickly and easily remember what to do.
Call - Call 000 - Emergency Services can talk you through the steps to perform CPR, and take over from you when they get there. In some states they can also guide you to the nearest AED.
Push - Perform CPR - CPR is a skill that everybody should have - You don't have to be qualified to use It! Any attempt at resuscitation is better than none.
Shock - Use an AED - AEDs are deliberately designed to be easy to use (even with no training) and completely safe for both the user/responder, and the patient. They are a small, portable machine designed to restore a normal, functioning heartbeat in people who have experienced a cardiac arrest.
Watch our 16 minute CPR and AED use demonstration! It doesn't take long to get familiar with how to save a life!
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