CPR and SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST: What You Should Know
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Disclaimer: If you or a loved one is experiencing these signs, call 911. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not to diagnose or treat patients.
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Did you know: a full 70% of Americans don’t know what to do during a cardiac emergency? This is because they 1) don’t recognize the signs and don’t even know what’s happening; 2) they don’t know how to do CPR; or 3) the used to know but their training has lapsed.
Did you know: 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home? Yes, this is a sobering statistic, especially considering the statistic above!
The takeaway? Learn CPR. It’s your own loved one’s life that you may very well save.
Even if you don’t know CPR, you can still be proactive in an emergency. If you think someone is in trouble (they are unresponsive and either not breathing at all or not properly), don’t hesitate. Call 911 immediately, and while you’re waiting for the emergency techs to show up, push hard and fast on the center of the person’s chest.
Here are some more stats about cardiac arrest (to motivate you to learn CPR!)
Why is it important to know CPR and be able to step in in the event of an emergency. You can be the pivotal person that helps avoid someone’s unnecessary death.
If you’re a bystander and you see someone in trouble, you can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival by performing CPR. Unfortunately, less than half of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from bystanders. Unbelievably, fewer than 8 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive.
Bystander CPR really is a thing. The American Heart Association trains almost 18 million people a year in CPR. This is precisely so those 18 million people have the skills necessary to perform bystander CPR.