C.A.R.E. for a loved one's heart
Today we launch our C.A.R.E. for a Heart campaign,
aiming to give you and your loved ones the best chance of
survival if faced with a cardiac arrest.
Up to seven out of 10 people who suffer a cardiac arrest could
survive if they are treated with a defibrillator within the
first five minutes, but more than half of Britons (53%) have no
idea where their nearest life saving equipment is.
With 80 per cent of cardiac arrests happening in the home, it’s
likely to be a loved one who needs help. That’s why we’ve created
the four simple steps of C.A.R.E. and are encouraging everyone to
learn them in advance, so you are prepared for an emergency:
C - Closest defibrillator
Find your closest defibrillator in advance
A - Arrest?
Be ready to spot the signs of a cardiac arrest.
R - Resuscitate
Know how to resuscitate using CPR
E- Early defibrillation
Early defibrillation gives the best chance of survival
Defibrillators have become a common sight in public places all
over the country – from stations and supermarkets, to village halls
and doctors’ surgeries. They are incredibly easy to use and make a
huge difference to survival rates.
If you come across someone in cardiac arrest, you have to act
fast. That’s why we are urging everybody to learn the four simple
steps of C.A.R.E today; so that if the worst happens tomorrow, we
can all act quickly and confidently, as every second
We've made simple videos to help you learn the C.A.R.E steps.
Visit care.sja.org.uk to watch