Restart a Heart Day

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  • The Ship Building, 17 Brest Road, Derriford, Plymouth PL6 5XN

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Restart a Heart Day is a global initiative developed by the European Resuscitation Council, launched in 2013, to raise awareness about cardiac arrest and helps people to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), giving them life saving skills and the confidence to use them.
According to Resuscitation Council UK, survival rates from out of hospital cardiac arrest remain stubbornly low in the UK, with fewer than one in ten people surviving. Restart a Heart Day is an opportunity for everyone to learn CPR and that those having a sudden cardiac arrest have their best chance of surviving. 
To mark the day, Dean Gray (Lecturer in Paramedic Science at the University of Plymouth and a Lead Paramedic at Derriford Ambulance Station) and South Western Ambulance Service have organised a fundraising event taking place simultaneously at three venues with student volunteers and volunteers from Derriford Ambulance Station to teach people how to undertake CPR when someone suffers a cardiac arrest. 
With live demonstrations and opportunities for Q&A from the public, the event aims to teach everyone how to:
  • use the app What3Words
  • locate where your nearest community defibrillator is
  • confidently perform CPR in under 15 minutes.
Depending on attendance, potential discussions of recovery position and choking first aid may be included.
Money raised through the Go Fund Me page will be used to buy a defibrillator for each of the venues where this event is taking place.

Participating organisations (all based at The Ship Building, 17 Brest Road, Derriford, Plymouth PL6 5XN) 

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Email dean.gray@plymouth.ac.uk for further information.

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