Restart a Heart Day 2019

Restart a Heart Day held annually on 16 October is a worldwide effort to encourage the community to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

A person who is unconscious and not breathing normally needs CPR immediately. Bystander intervention in the short time before paramedics arrive at a cardiac arrest is critical to survival.

Teaching more people to use CPR and defibrillators, and having first-aid trained people sign up to the GoodSAM app, can help Victoria achieve even better rates of cardiac arrest survival.

Anyone can save a life in three simple steps: Call, Push, Shock – Call Triple Zero (000), Push hard, push fast on the chest, Shock using an AED.

What you can do to help 

Using social media, we encourage you to let your communities know about Restart a Heart Day, how they can get involved, and how anyone can save a life in three simple steps – Call, Push, Shock.

Ambulance Victoria is hosting almost 90 community events across the state to mark Restart a Heart Day 2019 including an activation in the Treasury Gardens from 8am to 10am on Wednesday morning (16 October).

A full list of events to mark Restart a Heart Day is in the attached PDF and on the AV website: https://www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/community/education/restart-a-heart-day/

Share your event photos and stories on your social media channels, tagging @AmbulanceVictoria and using the hashtags #restartaheart #cprsaveslives

Download social media tiles here: http://restartaheart.net/

Follow the day’s activities on Ambulance Victoria’s social channels:

Treasury Gardens

CPR & AED demonstrations, GoodSAM kiosks, coffee caravan with tea, coffee and breakfast snacks

8am to 10am on Wednesday 16 October. Lawn 6 (off Lansdowne Street)