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Re-Start a Heart Day 2021

This year, Restart a Heart Day will take place on the 16th of October. 

On this day in the UK, The Resuscitation Council UK along with the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, NHS Ambulance Service and Saving Lives for Scotland work together to help raise awareness of cardiac arrest and teach CPR.

WASP are getting involved in Restart a Heart Day by directing you towards useful resources to support you to develop life saving skills so you can restart a heart.

  • Anyone can be affected by a sudden cardiac arrest at any time, and without intervention, the person will quickly die.
  • When someone collapses and stops breathing normally, it is important to quickly call 999, perform CPR and use a defibrillator. This gives the person their best chance of survival. If reluctant or unable to do rescue breaths, hands-only CPR will still give the person the same chance.
  • Be confident to intervene! Everyone, in every community, has a role to play in the chain of survival, whether it’s by calling 999, doing chest compressions, locating a defibrillator, retrieving it or by telling others what to do.

Learn how do perform CPR safely during Covid-19 by watching the video below by the British Heart Foundation: 

Visit the British Heart Foundation for more videos including: 

  • Administering CPR on a child 
  • Defibrillator awareness
  • Recovery Position
  • Rescue Breaths

On their website you can also find useful resources and advice relating to CPR, for your workplace, or school, including how to apply for your free Call Push Rescue training kit. 

Other useful websites and resources

  • St Johns Ambulance - advice for performing CPR on an adult or a child; how to complete a primary survey to assess a casualty, and more! You can also download the St Johns Ambulance First Aid app to access lise saving knowledge at your fingertips. 
  • The Resuscitation Council UK: videos which explain the steps you should take if you see someone in cardiac arrest; animations showing how to perform CPR safely during Covid-19; links to further resources and training, and more!

WASP also deliver regular First Aid courses which support you in developing confidence to respond to life threatening emergencies, including administering CPR and using a defibrillator. Please visit this page on our website to find out about our latest courses, or contact alan@wiltssport.org if you are interested in booking a course for your club. 


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