Why Take CPR?
Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should!
CPR saves lives.
The American Heart Association estimates that 100,000 to 200,000 lives of adults and children could be saved each year if CPR were performed early enough.
CPR can provide time.
CPR can provide life-saving extra time for your loved one, until professional medical help can arrive, by artificially circulating oxygen to the brain.
No family can rely on 911 alone.
When someone stops breathing, or the heart stops beating, he or she typically can survive for only 4 to 6 minutes before lack of oxygen can result in brain damage or death.
The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one.
Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent, or a friend.
CPR can save children from accidental drowning & choking.
Accidental injuries, including choking and drowning, are the leading cause of death in children – and send over 16 million kids a year to the emergency room.
Four out of every five cardiac arrests happen at home.
CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32% of cardiac arrest victims recieve CPR.