cpr and defibrillation - SLSWA

Why learn CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and defibrillation?

Knowing how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator can save someone’s life, be it your family, a co-worker or a stranger. At Surf Life Saving WA, we are passionate about teaching everyday Australians how to perform CPR because it isn’t just for medical professionals or office HR managers. We believe it should, and can, be accessible for everyone. 

When would you use CPR?

Emergencies happen anywhere and at any time, so knowing how to respond in those emergencies by performing CPR and using a defibrillator, could be the difference between life and death. CPR should be delivered to an unconscious person who is not breathing normally. Cases of near drownings, drug overdoses, suspected heart attacks, strokes and cardiac arrest are all common incidents of where CPR may very well be necessary.

What we offer

SLWSA deliver HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation courses that run for 2 – 3 hours, and cover how to check for breathing, deliver and perform CPR, use a defibrillator and provide effective defibrillation. Techniques for administering CPR to adults, children and infants differ. These techniques are also taught, while providing valuable information on when CPR should be administered. 

This course offers accreditation that is nationally recognised. An SLSWA CPR course meets the standards set by the Australian Resuscitation Council, who also recommend updating your CPR skills every year. We ensure our courses are affordable, and you learn invaluable skills that could one day save a life. 

The Yellow Wiggle, a case study

As we have seen in the recent case of Greg Page, former member of The Wiggles, having early access to a defibrillator as well as knowledge of effective CPR is the reason he survived serious cardiac arrest following a heart attack during the Wiggles reunion show in January 2020. A defibrillator was used three times on Page to shock his heart into a regular rhythm, whilst CPR was administered to keep him alive. St John Ambulance Australia have said, “if a defibrillator is used within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, a person’s chance of survival is as high as 70%”. 

Ready to get started?

Two to three hours, one day a year is all it takes to save lives. Learning effective CPR training and using a defibrillator isn’t rocket science, and our friendly, industry experienced trainers are ready to show you how you can make a difference. Our content is relatable and provides real-life insight into the benefits of being able to perform CPR and use a defibrillator. 

Booking is easy, and classes are held all around Perth. Click “Enrol” on the date and time that works for you and go from there. Why not check out some of our other courses while you’re at it? Together, we can make 2020 the year you make a real difference to those who need it. Now is the time!