Sudden cardiac arrest, or “sudden death,” is a leading cause of death in our country. Every year, more than 420,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting, and barely 10 percent survive. More than 80 percent of cardiac arrests happen in the home or private settings like work. Unfortunately, only 41 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.
Hands-Only CPR is as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. Hands-Only CPR can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival.
We know that if we can train more laypeople in Hands-Only CPR, we can and will save lives. More times than not, when you perform CPR it will be on someone you love or know.
June 1-7 each year is National CPR and AED Awareness Week, a week to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). During National CPR & AED Awareness Week each year, CPR/AED classes and demonstrations are conducted, events are hosted and educational information is distributed on the importance of being trained in CPR and AED use.
Led by New Jersey, the 8-state American Heart Association Founders Affiliate last week launched a bold vision and goal during the month of June to train One Million Community Lifesavers in Hands-Only CPR. It takes just 62 seconds. Our new Hands-Only CPR demonstration training video is only 62 seconds. Watch it, and you are ready to save lives with Hands-Only CPR.
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Just imagine training an army of One Million Community Lifesavers.
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