KEY CPR FACTS AND STATISTICS



  • 45% heart attacks occur in people younger than 65 years of age.

  • CPR maintains the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart.

  • 80 percent of cardiac arrests happen at work or at home.

  • If CPR is started within the first couple minutes of cardiac arrest it can increase the chances of survival by 2x or 3x.

  • If no CPR is started, the victims chance of survival will decrease by 7% for each minute of delay.


Most individuals or bystanders are apprehensive about medical emergencies and similar situations. They either suffer from bystander effect, they are fearful of handling a victim or lack the knowledge of giving CPR and responding effectively. The most important thing to do is to get the oxygenated blood circulated, which happens when the bystander or rescuer gives chest compressions.


WHY SHOULD YOU LEARN CPR SKILLS?

Cardiac arrests are not uncommon. They can occur at any time and any place. Even an individual who might appear to be healthy can suffer from a cardiac arrest or a similar condition. Cardiac arrest and heart attack are not the same. Therefore, CPR is helpful for you and for those around you.


To learn at least the basics of CPR and the technique of performing the same on victims, irrespective of gender or age, schedule your corporate or private group training by contacting us as contact@pulsepointcanada.com



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