If there were an emergency, would YOU know how to perform CPR or use an AED?
Every year there are more than 350,000 instances of cardiac arrest in the U.S. 70% of those occur in homes, meaning you’re most likely to need CPR for a loved one.
Tim Harms, Senior Director of Communications, American Heart Association, explains why the education is so important and what you need to learn… today.
– June 1-7 is CPR/AED Awareness Week
– Only 46% of people in cardiac arrest receive bystander CPR
– Approx. 90% of those who experience cardiac arrest die
– Immediate bystander CPR doubles the chance of survival
– Hands-Only CPR (no breaths) is as effective as traditional CPR on teens and adults
– Hands-Only CPR has two steps
1. Call 911
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest
– Approx. 100-120 beats per minutes; the beat of the Bee Gees’ song “Stayin’ Alive”
– Most people don’t act because they don’t know what to do
– AEDs are becoming more commonplace in places like airports, shopping centers, schools, office buildings, public parks
– AEDs are easy to use…they give audible instructions on what to do…they will not shock someone who doesn’t need a shock
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