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Greg Page's Mission: Empowering Australians to Save Lives with 'Turn Me On, I'll Tell You What To Do'

Greg Page's near-death experience inspired him to establish Heart of the Nation, a charity increasing SCA survival rates in Australia. Their 'Turn Me On, I'll Tell You What To Do' campaign promotes AED usage and CPR knowledge, empowering everyday Australians to save lives.

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Greg Page's Mission: Empowering Australians to Save Lives with 'Turn Me On, I'll Tell You What To Do'

Greg Page's Mission: Empowering Australians to Save Lives with 'Turn Me On, I'll Tell You What To Do'

Greg Page, the beloved original Yellow Wiggle, was given a second chance at life in 2020 when bystanders performed CPR during his sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Today, only 5% of Australians who experience SCA survive. But Page is on a mission to change that through his charity, Heart of the Nation, and its latest campaign: 'Turn Me On, I'll Tell You What To Do'.

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A Second Chance: Greg Page's Story

In 2020, Greg Page, the original Yellow Wiggle, collapsed during a bushfire relief concert. Bystanders quickly sprang into action, performing CPR until paramedics arrived. Their actions saved Page's life. This incident highlighted the importance of knowing CPR and having access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Page's experience led him to establish Heart of the Nation, a charity dedicated to increasing the survival rate from SCA. "We need to equip everyday Australians with the knowledge and confidence to act in an emergency," Page said. "Time is of the essence, and every second counts."

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Turn Me On, I'll Tell You What To Do

Heart of the Nation's latest campaign, 'Turn Me On, I'll Tell You What To Do', aims to increase the confidence and willingness of Australians to use an AED when someone experiences SCA. The campaign emphasizes that using an AED within three minutes of a person collapsing from SCA can quadruple their chances of survival.

An AED is a portable medical device that can help restart the heart and aid in resuscitation. They are easy to use and provide clear instructions to the rescuer. The ZOLL® AED Plus®, for example, is the first and only automated external defibrillator with Real CPR Help® technology, which provides real-time feedback for chest compressions.

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Real CPR Help®: A Game Changer

Real CPR Help® technology guides rescuers through the complete Chain of Survival, benefiting all sudden cardiac arrest victims. This technology not only analyzes the patient's heart rhythm but also assesses the quality of chest compressions, providing real-time feedback to the rescuer. This ensures that the rescuer is performing CPR effectively and efficiently, increasing the victim's chances of survival.

With the help of Real CPR Help® technology, everyday Australians can become life-savers. "We want to empower people to take action in an emergency," Page said. "With the right tools and knowledge, we can increase the survival rate from SCA and give more people a second chance at life."

The 'Turn Me On, I'll Tell You What To Do' campaign is a crucial step in raising awareness about the importance of CPR and defibrillation in saving lives from SCA. By increasing the confidence and willingness of Australians to use an AED, we can create a safer and healthier community for everyone.

Today, Greg Page is using his platform to make a difference and raise awareness about SCA. "I was lucky," Page said. "But not everyone is. We need to do everything we can to increase the survival rate from SCA and give more people a second chance at life."

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