Only 60% Cardiac Arrests are Treated by EMTs. CPR for Everyone!

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Are You a potential Life Saver?  Looking for CPR training? (Healthcare professionals please consider sharing with consumers who might be interested in learning CPR for everyone.)

Did you know that only 6 out of 10 cardiac arrests are treated by an EMT? That means that bystanders are often placed in a situation where knowledge of CPR is paramount. Just because you are a bystander does not mean you have to stand by when faced with an emergency. If you witnessed a stranger in cardiac arrest right now, would you be prepared to save a life? Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone — anytime and anywhere; therefore, it is crucial to be prepared to lend a hand at any given moment.

Wouldn’t you hope that someone would save you if you ever needed help? Spread the word about bystander CPR and help in an emergency if ever necessary. By gaining knowledge and training, you can be the important difference between life and death. Learn basic CPR methods so you can face any critical situation with knowledge, confidence, and preparedness. Learn the facts of CPR and become a life saver today.

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Are You a Lifesaver? CPR for Everyone
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11 Responses to Only 60% Cardiac Arrests are Treated by EMTs. CPR for Everyone!

  1. This is great! Just last year I became an instructor for BLS – I knew this would allow me to be more current than every 2 year requirements. I teach once a month and this helps me to be more confident with my skills. I enjoy teaching others. I did have my parents and husband take the course when my first son was born, I knew this would make them feel more empowered in the case of an accident. I know the new public service announcement focuses on compressions alone (just as your post details), I feel this will potentially save lives as the “mouth to mouth” was ultimately holding bystanders back. Thank for sharing

    • Beth_Boynton_RN_MS says:

      Thanks, Kelly….I agree with you and eliminating that mouth to mouth piece would feel safer to bystanders and it is simple too. It always takes a village, right?

  2. You know who or when you will need to know CPR. For me, once at New York Penn Station after work while boarding the train home, in front of the escalator, and on my birthday for my Dad. And, I concur with Dr. Maheady’s comment below, I like the beat of Stayin’ Alive to keep the correct rhythm for chest compressions!

  3. My husband actually had to take CPR once via his work. And he is in HVAC. I guess this post is right on… you never know WHO is going to save your life. Thanks, Beth.

  4. Donna Carol Maheady says:

    Such important information Beth.

    I LOVE the use of songs like “Staying Alive”. Have you seen the ad from the British heart association? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILxjxfB4zNk

    They also have an app for your phone.

    https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/nation-of-lifesavers/hands-only-cpr

    Thanks for sharing this topic Beth!

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