Heart Week 2020
The Heart Foundation may have cancelled this year’s Heart Week activities (scheduled for Sun 26 Apr – Sat 2 May) while health professionals have their hands full with the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are still things we can be doing to ensure good heart health and good support for those at high risk or living with a compromised heart.
- Heart Age Calculator – Got a minute? Take the heart age calculator test where you may be higher risk if your heart age is greater than your actual age.
- Heart Attack Risk Factors – Some risks you can’t change, but some risks you can. Lucky for us, the majority of heart disease risk factors can be decreased through lifestyle changes.
- First Aid Training – know the signs and how best to respond to someone in need. Enrol in a first aid course and ensure there is a qualified First Aid Officer on site whenever the club is open.
- Defibrillator – Defibrillation within the first few minutes of having a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, increases the chance of survival, to over 70%. Is your bowling club fitted with a defib?
If your club needs to investigate a first aid training or discuss your club’s defibrillator requirements, contact Henry Cowell at St John Ambulance on 0427 206 550 or email@example.com
Modbury Bowling Club members Neil Martin and Ally Morrison know too well the importance of having a defibrillator within easy access, after Neil suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest while playing bowls in 2017.
Please click on the article below to read of their experience.