Back From the Dead: a history of resuscitation and defibrillation

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When breathing and heartbeat stop, we are officially dead.  Yet with modern treatment, breathing and heartbeat can sometimes be restored – bringing the patient back from the dead! This informative exhibition shows the history of resuscitation and defibrillation (using electrical currents to restore normal heart rhythm), with a display some of equipment used in the past.

Items on display include Anne, a resuscitation mannequin, a demand resuscitator, training defibrillator and a timeline of the history or resuscitation and CPR.

Come along to find out how Australia has achieved world's best survival rate after resuscitation treatment! 

Williamstown Library

During opening hours

Back from the Dead is curated by St John Ambulance Historical Society.

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  • Tuesday, 09 May 2023 | 09:30 AM - Tuesday, 25 July 2023 | 06:00 PM


During opening hours

Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown, 3016, View Map

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