Why Cardiac Safe supports the need to train the public in Hands-Only CPR. The information below is an extract from the report published by Monash University. The full story is a link below.
Almost 60% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients do not receive bystander CPR despite its potential to more than double survival rates, according to new research by Monash University.
An estimated 24,373 Australians and 5,048 New Zealanders suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest every year, according to the new research.
Results showed that only 12% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients survive to hospital discharge, with survival ranging from 9% to 13% between regions.
However, almost 60% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients did not receive bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), with bystander CPR rates ranging from 36% to 50% between regions.
It shows there are significant opportunities to improve the public’s response to cardiac arrest with the aim of improving survival.
CARDIAC SAFES BELIEFS ARE COMPRESSION ONLY CPR CAN HELP INCREASE THESE ODDS
Dr Ben Beck, the lead author and Deputy Head of Prehospital, Emergency and Trauma Research at Monash University, said: “bystander CPR is a crucial component in what we call the ‘chain of survival’ – previous research has shown that patients who receive bystander CPR are more than two times more likely to survive their cardiac arrest.”
However, when compared to the rest of the world, Australia’s results look promising.
“We are fortunate to have some of the best survival rates in the world in Australia and New Zealand and we hope that we can continue to lead the way in cardiac arrest research,” said Professor Judith Finn, Director of Aus-ROC.
This is the first time that data from ambulance services across Australia and New Zealand have come together to look at variation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest characteristics and outcomes.
Undertake and National Accredited CPR course with Cardiac Safe today. The formal Training teaching compressions but also the need for rescue breaths ( which still has a vital role in CPR by a trained person).
VICTORIA LEADING THE WAY IN PUBLIC AED AND COMMUNITY RESPONDERS
By increasing public AEDs and CPR awareness the Vic Ambulance Service has had some amazing results. Public use of AEDs in Cardiac Arrest has increased 600% as they are becoming more accessible.
We in QLD can too achieve this kind of amazing results. Speak to use at Cardiac Safe about setting up an AED program at your office or complex.
See full results and reports here.