Parliamentary event to mark World Restart a Heart Day 2019
MPs and parliamentary staff will have the opportunity to
join members of the public and students from Tawa
Intermediate School in learning more about CPR and to have a
go for themselves.
The New Zealand Resuscitation
Council, supported by Wellington Free Ambulance is being
hosted by Greg O’Connor (Member for Ōhāriu) at a CPR
training event at Parliament Buildings (within the Seddon
Statue area) on Tuesday 15th October between 12 noon and
2.00pm. In the event of inclement weather the event will
take place in the West Foyer.
The event is part of
the World Restart a Heart Day initiative to raise awareness
about suddenly cardiac arrest management. NZ Resuscitation
Council Chief Executive Kevin Nation says this will be an
opportunity for everyone that attends to practice CPR.
Throughout October thousands of resuscitation trainers
around the world will take part in a co-ordinated effort to
demonstrate life-saving cardiopulmonary skills to as many
people as they can and encourage everyone to have-a-go.
These events will take place in the weeks leading up to
World Restart a Heart Day on 16 October.
Only one in
ten survive a cardiac arrest. We can beat that, and that's
what World Restart a Heart Day is all about” Nation says.
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