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Why you should know CPR/First Aid

Did you know?

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year. In 2015, any-mention sudden cardiac arrest mortality in the US was 366,807. CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. About 90 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die.

According to 2014 data, nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander CPR was administered.

The majority of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) occurs at public settings (39.5 percent), mostly homes/residences (27.5%) and nursing homes (18.2%).

Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an OHCA get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives. The 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics state that among the 356,000 OHCA that occurred, 45.7% (or 46%) received bystander CPR.

These facts were taken from https://cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/AboutCPRECC/CPRFactsAndStats/UCM_475748_CPR-Facts-and-Stats.jsp

Hear my story below and how I used the Heimlich unexpectedly IN MY OWN HOME to help save a friend's life. This is no joke.

EVERYONE should get CPR and First Aid trained/certified. Contact your local fire department, American Red Cross, or the American Heart Association to sign up TODAY!


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