Entries by CAA

Do You Surf in Victoria?

Surfers Rescue 24/7 is educating surfers for free thanks to Surfing Victoria. Surfers Rescue 24/7 is a free Board Rescue and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course for all surfers and recreational water users in Victoria. It provides vital training to assist in an emergency situation and could ultimately save a life. Surfing Victoria will be rolling out courses all […]

How CPR Works

Action First Aid have produced the following video to help you understand the importance of CPR.   CPR compressions are the PUSH component of CALL. PUSH. SHOCK. It helps maintain blood flow to the brain and reduces the risk of brain damage when someone suffers a cardiac arrest.

Restart a Heart Undergoes a Rebrand

CALL. PUSH. SHOCK. remains the key message of Restart a Heart.   The Restart a Heart brand’s facelift is more approachable to the public. From the playful-yet-powerful typeface to the cute little heart that might need a bit of help back up, everything about the new look relates to the core message. To maintain the […]

FAQs – CPR & AEDs

Your questions answered on how to handle a cardiac arrest. CPR Q. What is CPR? CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is the technique used to pump oxygenated blood around the body by pushing on the chest. Effectively, CPR does the job of the heart. Q. How can I perform effective CPR? Kneel up straight […]

Anglesea Community Steps Up to Save a Life

When it comes to being in the right place at the right time, Anglesea man Jamie Kayler-Thomson knows he couldn’t be luckier. The 63-year-old grandfather was getting his daily coffee at his local café Laneway 73 last year when he collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest. As Jamie was helped to the ground, the community […]

Rachel

“Walking down the aisle on my wedding day, meeting my baby for the first time, and the way my knees buckled beneath me on January 23rd 2019 are all held to the same significance.” – Eliza Isn’t it unfortunate that the same moments that your heart holds onto for beautiful reasons, also hold the same […]

Cardiac Arrests in Young People

Cardiac arrests in young people — what causes them and can they be prevented or treated? A heart expert explains Image – Wolfgang Rattay/AP/AAP Jessica Orchard, University of Sydney On June 12, 16,000 spectators at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium and millions of viewers around the world watched in shock as Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped. Late […]