John O’Brien, CEO and Founder of Poolwerx, said recent research showed that only 39 percent of pool owners had adequate CPR skills¹ – an alarming statistic considering that there are 2.7 million pool owners in Australia².
“We started the April Pools Day initiative four years ago, to give people easy and free access to online CPR courses that could help them save a life.
We know that children are 50 percent more likely to survive if given CPR immediately³ and that’s why it is so important for everyone to learn CPR.”
CPR SAVES LIVES
Jane Moana, mother of 5, knows just how vital CPR qualifications are after she had to revive her beautiful little boy Zac, and she is urging parents not to miss the opportunity available through April Pools Day.
“You never think it will happen to you and I was certainly one of those parents. Zac was only 18 months old when I found him unconscious floating in the pool.
It all happened so quickly but next thing I knew I had jumped in the pool and I was screaming for help. I couldn’t tell if he had a pulse, so I pulled him out and started to give him CPR.”
Zac was taken to hospital but given the all clear later that evening with doctors telling Jane’s family they were very lucky. The main reason Zac had no major injuries was because she started CPR so quickly.
“So many people have asked me how I stayed so calm under that pressure and the answer is training. I refresh my CPR skills each year and it really does teach you how to react under pressure. Even with the pain of having to do it to my own child it just kicked in when I needed it most. I can’t even fathom what it would have felt like if I didn’t know how to save him.”
Jane Moana, mother of 5, administered CPR to save her son’s life
SIGN UP NOW
The April Pools Day Red Cross online course is a limited offer with 2000 courses available nationally, so register your interest today! The course only takes three hours to complete and will provide insight on CPR for adults and children. Full CPR accreditation can be achieved with a paid practical course with a 20 percent discount offered from Red Cross for people who complete the online element*.
People wishing to complete the online course can register below from 1-30 April 2019.
- Research conducted online by Ignite PR on behalf of Poolwerx 500 sample
*Offer valid for Australian residents only