You may not know what to do if your family member’s heart stops beating. You may be unsure of who to call for help, and scared to start chest compressions for fear of doing the wrong thing. The paramedics, doctors, and nurses of Cape Town would like to change that.
Emergency Medicine Cape Town doctors, nurses and Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services are teaming up with to teach you how to perform CPR.
During South Africa’s National CPR week in November, doctors, nurses, and paramedics will visit busy centres all over Cape Town to teach the people of Cape Town exactly how to perform CPR. We plan to teach laypersons of all ages how to save a life, as well as how to reach emergency services. We can’t wait to connect with our communities and share who we are, what we do, and how to get help in an emergency. Join us on Saturday 5 November from 10H00 to 14H00 at the Khayelitsha Mall, Blue Route Mall, the V&A Waterfront, and Blue Route mall; and on Sunday 6 Novemberfrom 10H00 to 14H00 at the Sea Point Promenade. You can expect to find expert volunteer trainers, CPR mannequins, banners, competitions, and special hand outs for all participants. It takes less than 10 minutes to learn how to save a life.