Community CPR Program


Learn the skills that one day may save a life!


Our Community CPR Program is an inspiring project that aims to offer CPR training to all members of the Club and members of the wider community by offering short workshops run by trainers within the Club. 


Our vision is to provide CPR skills to as many members of the community as possible, so that one day they may save a life!



The Community CPR program will run as a Pilot Program for the 2016/2017 Summer season and then we will look at a wider rollout into the wider community.


The Program will be run completely by our Club volunteers who will give their time generously to enable the success of the Program and is also made possible by the donations of our sponsors below.


Why is this project so important?


In Australia, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest each year and only 10% of these people survive.

In Seattle in the USA over 50% survive and their current target is 62%.

They have achieved this by focusing on ensuring the best outcomes in the Chain of Survival.


Chain of Survival


One of the key steps is Early CPR.

The club can assist with improving

early CPR training as many people in

the community as we can. 

Who should attend?


Everyone!


The Sandy Point community swells from about 200 local residents to an estimated 3,000 people over the Summer break.  Other communities of Foster, Fish Creek, Toora and surrounding townships also see a significant swell in population and we invite everyone to come and learn to save a life.


There are many people who can benefit from coming along to the training including:


(a) General members of WBSLSC for example Nipper parents will benefit if they ever find themselves in a life threatening situation.


(b) General members of the wider townships and communities of all kinds - anyone who expresses an interest in learning the skills will benefit by learning the skills and having the ability to act if called upon in an emergency situation.  


(c) Active people passing through the communities – for example Sandy Point attracts a lot of active people over the summer including surfers, wind surfers, cyclists, runners and sporting enthusiasts and a huge number of people who pass through the community.  


In the longer term school groups and community groups - we can run workshops in these groups to extend the reach of the program (in the off-season)


Bookings?


To book your place on a course please - click here -


What is CPR?


If a person suffers a heart attack, the heart stops pumping and this is known as a cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of techniques, including chest compressions, designed to pump the heart to get blood circulating and deliver oxygen to the brain until definitive treatment, such as using a defibrillator machine can stimulate the heart to start working again. 


Course Time


2 hours for the course

1 additional hour for assessment (if a certificate is required)


Cost and Program Funding


We have had some great community support from our sponsors whose donations have allowed us to expand the CPR training equipment to deliver this program and get the message out there.


While the Surf Club is offering CPR courses at no charge (because we want as many people to participate as possible), we ask that participants make a donation to the club that they can afford.


In addition to the time volunteered by our trainers there are equipment maintenance and consumable expenses to run the courses.


The club hopes to expand this program and will need donations to help it grow.


Workplace CPR Certificates Available

 

This CPR training is the same that is provided to new lifesavers by our club trainers. For participants who would like a Nationally Recognised Certificate for work or other purposes, they can sit the CPR Assessment and be issued a certificate through Life Saving Victoria. There is an award processing fee charge by Life Saving Victoria so participants who would like a certificate will be charged a processing fee.

 


Sponsors

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The following organisations have partnered with WBSLSC to make the Community CPR possible.  


Through their generous donations we have been able to purchase equipment and ensure that the costs to deliver the program are kept to a minimum.