We know that the best chance of surviving cardiac arrest occurs when a victim’s care begins immediately – in a community where defibrillators are widespread and accessible and citizens are trained and willing to provide CPR.
Take Heart Australia brings together experts from healthcare, academia, community, government and the private sector to form a powerful, effective, integrated approach to saving lives.
Our ultimate aim is to make it the norm – rather than the exception – to survive cardiac arrest.
THE CHAIN OF SURVIVAL
SOME IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT CARDIAC ARREST SURVIVAL
% Australian survival rate
% of victims die before reaching hospital
% survival rate target (Seattle)
Australians could survive each year with a Seattle quality system
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The first five minutes holds the key to survival. We need more people of all ages who are trained and willing to provide immediate CPR, more and easily accessible defibrillators and we need a coordinated healthcare system.
— Professor Paul Middleton —