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World Anaesthesia Day 2019 campaign

Join the WFSA's World Anaesthesia Day resuscitation campaign, joining with World Restart a Heart 

We are asking anaesthesiologists around the world to take part in our World Anaesthesia Day campaign on the 16th of October to showcase the role of anaesthesiologists in resuscitation.

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What is the campaign about? 

This year, the WFSA is joining with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), the European Resuscitation Council and their World Restart a Heart Day campaign, to raise awareness about the crucial role of anaesthesiologists in resuscitation. The mottos for World Restart a Heart Day are “All citizens of the world can save a life!”, CHECK - CALL - COMPRESS, and “all that is needed is two hands.”

The WHO-WFSA International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia highly recommend that emergency resuscitation medication must be immediately available as well as other resuscitation equipment.

 

On the day - 16th October 2019

To take part in this campaign, simply print off the printable poster, fill it in with the name of your country, and take a video or photo of you and your team practising resuscitation. Then share this video or photo with us on social media using the hashtag #WorldAnaesthesiaDay.

Tweet and share your support with us at @WFSAorg.

You can also use the following hashtags: #WAD2019 #Resus #WorldRestartAHeart

Your printable poster:

 

Printable poster

 

 Send us photos and videos of you and your team, with the printed poster, doing some of the suggested actions below:

  • performing chest compressions to the music of ‘Stayin’ Alive’ by the Bee Gees, or to songs suggested in this Buzzfeed article;
  • practicing and having fun with airway equipment like an oxygen bag or with a resuscitation trolley;
  • practicing intubation.

Here are some example tweets you can tweet on the 16th October:

  • High-quality CPR enhances patient survival by three to four times #WorldAnaesthesiaDay #WorldRestartAHeart @WFSAorg
  • When a cardiac arrest happens that individual automatically becomes the sickest person in the whole hospital, needing more #patientcare #WorldAnaesthesiaDay #WorldRestartAHeart @WFSAorg

  • 18.6m preventable early deaths worldwide due to lack of safe, affordable anaesthesia care #SafeAnaesthesia & #SafeSurgery are essential to reducing death and disability worldwide. #WorldAnaesthesiaDay #WorldRestartAHeart @WFSAorg
  • Investing in #UHC makes financial sense: every $1 spent on essential #surgicalcare results in $10 return on investment #WorldAnaesthesiaDay #WorldRestartAHeart @WFSAorg
  • There cannot be #UHC without improving access to SAFE surgical services. Evidence shows there are critically low numbers of anaesthesia providers in many parts of the world. www.wfsahq.org/workforcemap @WFSAorg#WorldAnaesthesiaDay #WorldRestartAHeart
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