How to Save a Life ….
- Every year in Australia there are an estimated 54,000 Australians who suffer a heart attack. This equates to one heart attack every 10 minutes. Of that number, over 8,000 lives will be lost, on average 23 each day. Some very sobering statistics. But there is something that can be done to help reduce that loss of life and it really is very simple.
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- In 2015, in recognition of equivalent statistics in New Zealand, Rotarians there came up with the idea of packaging and selling a keyring capsule containing a single dispersible 300mg aspirin tablet. Chewed or placed under the tongue, this amount of aspirin can make all the difference if used when a person is experiencing signs of a heart attack. The aspirin potentially helps keep a patient alive for what paramedics call “The Golden Hour”. This is the time between when the attack begins, paramedics arriving on the scene and the time it takes to transport the patient to hospital. The simple action of chewing the aspirin can not only result in saving a life, but also can help to minimise any permanent damage occurring.
- Over 36,000 sold in NZ inside the first 12 months.
- The Rotary Club of Burnie has now launched this same project in Tasmania and have the capsules available for purchase. The project has the support of the Department of Health and Human Services and it has been endorsed by the cardiology department at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
- Each aspirin is sealed in its original foil and the expiry date is on the included leaflet.
- Advertising has commenced, initially through social media and subsequently through conventional media.
- Promotion is within Tasmania first then nationally in the near future, where interest is already being shown within the Rotary network.
At the first indication of somebody experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, use the aspirin contained in your Savealife capsule.
The simple action of chewing the aspirin can not only result in saving a life, but will also help to minimise any permanent damage occurring.
One of the common problems that people face is that when a heart attack occurs, they do not have access to an aspirin.
By purchasing a Savealife capsule and keeping it on your key-ring or in your purse it will be on hand to assist when faced with a heart attack emergency.
The Savealife capsule can also be an inexpensive gift which could save a life, making its value priceless.
The aspirin potentially helps keep a patient alive for what paramedics call “The Golden Hour”. This is the time between when a heart attack begins, paramedics arriving on the scene and the time it takes to transport the patient to hospital.
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Savealife Capsule – Medical Information
Content: 1 x 300mg aspirin Usage: Onset of a heart attack
Symptoms: Discomfort/pain in chest, jaw, neck, shoulders, back, arms.
There may also be nausea, dizziness, cold sweat, shortness of breath.
What to do: Rest, take aspirin as soon as symptoms are evident (place under tongue, chew, dissolve in water or swallow with glass of water), tell someone, Dial 000.
Warnings: Aspirin allergy, asthma, blood disorders, gastritis/peptic ulcer.
For more details, see www.heartfoundation.org.au
Cost to pharmacies, retailers, doctor’s surgeries etc. $5.00/capsule in packs of 50. Retail price to the public $6.00/capsule.
Retail price $6.00ea
Pharmacies, retailers $5.00ea (Boxes of 50)
Rotary Clubs $4.00ea (Boxes of 50)
There are two options for pharmacies : purchase the pack up front ($250/pack) or alternatively sell on consignment and pay Rotary at agreed intervals for capsules sold in the intervening period.
For further information contact the Rotary Club of Burnie