This summer saw 24 preventable drowning deaths even though children are four times more likely to survive if given CPR, while 75% of parents in Australia believe they do not have the necessary CPR skills to save a life in an emergency.

To coincide with April Pool’s Day (1st April), free CPR demonstrations are being held in 106 locations across the country for parents to learn this life-saving skill.

Dave Talks with Laurie Lawrence from KidsAlive tells Dave New research has revealed a staggering 75 per cent of parents believe they do not have the necessary CPR skills to save a life in an emergency. The research, commissioned by Poolwerx, found that 37 per cent of parents do not know where to get CPR training and over a quarter (26%) believe they do not have the time to undertake training.

The alarming statistics have spurred a unique partnership,  with Australian Red Cross and Laurie Lawrence’s Kids Alive program to launch April Pools Day on 1st April, to address these issues and make it easier for parents to learn the life-saving skills of CPR.

 

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Find out more at https://kidsalive.com.au/april-pools-day/