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Restart a Heart Day at UHB

Published on 15/10/2023

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) will be hosting an event on Monday 16 October 2023 for members of the public and staff to learn vital lifesaving skills as part of World Restart a Heart Day.

The Trust’s Resuscitation Team will be available at both the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Heartlands Hospital, to provide a range of activities, including how to know if someone is in cardiac arrest, and how to start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

On the day, both members of the public and staff will have the opportunity to learn the essential skills needed to save a life through the interactive video training tool, Lifesaver, which throws participants into action-packed scenarios and requires them to make crucial decisions.

In addition, there will be demonstrations of automated external defibrillators (AED), which are often available in public places, and advice on general life saving skills, such as choking interventions, will be offered.

Whether someone has learnt CPR before, or this is their first time, this day is an opportunity to learn how to help someone if they were to collapse and stop breathing normally.

Michelle Hall, Lead Resuscitation Officer at UHB said: “We are really looking forward to Restart a Heart Day this year.

“Providing people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to stay calm in an emergency and help a person in need is so important, because you never know when you might be in that situation.

This event is a great opportunity to meet patients, staff and the public and show them how to recognise cardiac arrest, summon help, start CPR and use an AED.”

Restart a Heart Day is a designated day of action across the world, with the aim to teach vital lifesaving CPR skills to as many people as possible.

Date

Monday 16 October 2023

Time

10:00 – 14:00

Locations

  • Atrium, Main Entrance, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, B15 2GW
  • By the Dolphins at Heartlands Hospital (located next to the Charity Hub), B9 5SS

For more information on resuscitation, view the below resources.

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