To mark World Restart a Heart Day The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that all London Underground, Overground stations and Dial-a-Ride vehicles now have life-saving public access defibrillators available to be used if a passenger suffers cardiac arrest.
Cardiac arrest is when a person’s heart stops beating and stops pumping blood and oxygen around the body. Currently, fewer than one in 10 people survive a cardiac arrest. When someone is in cardiac arrest, every second counts and early chest compressions and defibrillation are key to survival.
From today, anyone in London will also be able to find heart-shaped QR codes on every defibrillator in the TfL network. These QR codes take you straight to a video on City Hall’s website which will show you how to perform CPR and use the defibrillator, using techniques from the London Ambulance Service London Lifesaver training.
You can see the video by following the link London lifesaver | London City Hall
I.M.P.S. will be supporting the Resuscitation Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital during their Resuscitation Road Show Week October 30th – November 3rd 2023.