Yellow Wiggle Greg Page’s crucial tip for successful CPR
Greg Page is encouraging all Australians to get involved in his CPR Pushathon to boost confidence in their life-saving skills.
The original yellow Wiggle took up CPR education as his mission after surviving a heart attack at a bushfire relief concert last year.
Through his organisation Heart of the Nation, Mr Page has set out to better inform all Australians of the need to learn CPR, and access automated external defibrillators – more commonly known as AEDs.
“The truth is … any attempt is better than no attempt, and you don’t have to be qualified to do it,” he told Deborah Knight.
“When somebody needs CPR, if nobody does CPR the only outcome is that that person won’t survive.”
To participate in the Pushathon, teams should rotate every two minutes and see how long they can push on a pillow for while tuning into a playlist of CPR-tempo songs.
“There were four people doing CPR on me, and they were going for about 10 or 12 minutes.
“12 minutes is a long time to be pushing on somebody’s chest on your own, so if there’s a group of bystanders, we’re encouraging people to rotate.”
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