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Hands Only CPR

Hands Only CPR

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CPR is a lifesaving action. When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Unfortunately, less than 33% of those people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location get that help. Most bystanders are worried that they might do something wrong or make things worse. That’s why the American Heart Association simplified things.

Don’t be afraid! Your actions can only help! It’s not normal to see an adult suddenly collapse, but if you do, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest. Don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help. Take a minute and look around this site and invite your friends. Increasing the number of people who know about “hands-only cpr” will increase the chance that someone can help when an adult suddenly collapses, and more lives can be saved.

What do CPR, Sherades and “Stayin’ Alive” Have in Common?

What do CPR, Sherades and “Stayin’ Alive” Have in Common?

I bet you’re wondering what this post is all about. Yes, it does involve CPR, sherades and the hit single, “Stayin’ Alive”. It also features a comedian from the famous Hangover movies. Watch the video below to see more.

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest Heart Attack Bystander CPR

Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.
Less than 1/3 of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.

What is the CPR Chain of Survival?

What is the CPR Chain of Survival?

AHA CPR Chain of Survival

The CPR Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival for victims of a stroke, heart attack or other emergencies.

The 5 links in the Chain of Survival are explained below:

  1. Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest & activation of emergency response system
  2. Early CPR with focus on chest compressions
  3. Rapid defibrillation
  4. Effective advanced life support
  5. Integrated post-cardiac arrest care

Information provided by heart.org.

CPR Facts and Stats

CPR Facts and Stats

CPR Training

If you are thinking about taking a CPR certification class or are required to, please see the facts and stats below that show how being CPR/AED certified can help save lives.

  • EMS treats roughly 300,000 victims of cardiac arrest each year
  • Less than 1/3 of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR
  • Correctly performed bystander CPR, provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, can increase a victim’s chance of survival by up to 3 times
  • Few attempts at resuscitation are successful, unless proper CPR and defibrillation are provided within minutes of collapse
  • There is not a minimum age requirement to learn CPR.  Performing CPR is based more on body strength than age
  • Even if CPR is done, defibrillation with an AED is required to stop the abnormal rhythm and restore a normal heart rhythm

Information provided by www.heart.org

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