About 92% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more pepole knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when there is an electrical disturbance in the heart, causing it to stop beating and resulting in a loss of consciousness and the inability to breathe. While different from a heart attack, which occurs when there is a blockage of blood flow to the heart, heart attacks can trigger sudden cardiac arrest.
So why should you learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)? Sudden cardiac arrest is an extremely serious condition that causes death within minutes if not treated immediately through CPR, the use of a defibrillator, or rapid compressions to the chest.
Knowing how to perform CPR is crucial to protecting those that you love and can be learned in just minutes. I want to teach you the the skills that can help to save a life of a loved one.
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.
For more information on how I can help you learn CPR, give me a call at 865-964-5215.