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