Do You Know CPR?

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That’s it! Is it time to talk about CPR? CPR = cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Do you know hands-free CPR? Have you ever had to perform CPR?

Would you like to know how to do CPR? Or maybe you have some questions or simple you are afraid. I found an article by American Heart Association sharing the stats and info on why people are afraid of performing CPR – “Many Americans afraid to perform CPR”

Only half of Americans can be counted on to perform CPR in an emergency.

I get it, it’s scary when you think about it. Doing CPR, trying to save someone’s live. Scary for sure but it doesn’t mean that you can’t try and help. I know (it works in my case) what works, when I’m scared, is to learn as much as I can. So every 2 years I’m taking a CPR class just to know what to do.

Each year in the United States, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital, and only about 11 percent of those treated by emergency medical services survive, according to AHA statistics. CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival, especially if performed within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest.

How do you know if someone needs CPR? Here’s an article that might help you – “How to Tell if Someone Needs CPR”

Breathing and pulse are the two key factors in determining if someone needs CPR or not

You can try to contact your local fire department, City Hall, American Heart Association and ask if they offer any CPR classes you can attend.

And one more thing: HAND-FREE CPR is simple to remember

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