CPR is an IMPORTANT Skill to Have!
Watch, learn, and be prepared to save a life.
Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.
This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.
Why should you learn this? Let’s look at statistics and a few points:
- Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
- Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
- Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home.
- Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.
- Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.
- Hands-Only™ CPR (CPR with just chest compression) has been proven to be as effective as CPR with breaths in treating adult cardiac arrest victims.
- Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.
- Sadly, less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
Even compression only CPR is extremely effective (and often recommended as the best course of action). CPR is a skill that is needed more often than you would think in life. You never know when the moment will strike, but watching videos like this will help prepare you by teaching the appropriate steps and procedures.