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CPR/AED Awareness Week, June 1-7

CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. 

In one year alone, 436,000 American die from a cardiac arrest. Globally, cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined.

Source: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality (PDF) >

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year.  About 9 in 19 people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital die. But CPR can help improve those odds. CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Out-of Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) most often occurs in homes/residences (73.4%), followed by public settings (16.3%), and nursing homes (10.3%). If performed immediately, CPR can double or triple the chance of survival from an OHCA.

You don’t need a special certification or formal training to perform CPR, but you do need education. If cardiac arrest happens to someone near you, don’t be afraid—just be prepared!

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