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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

When someone's heart stops, one of the few treatment options for survival is for someone to immediately start aggressive CPR and call 911!


When someone collapses and stops breathing, the only chance they have of survival is for someone to immediately assist with their respirations and call 911.


When this care is provided and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used in conjunction, survival is increased significantly.


 

 

Why CPR

It's black and white

When you do CPR on a person YOU, (your compressions) are taking the place of their normal heart beat. By actively pushing on their chest (Hard and Fast), you're circulating the oxygen rich blood (present prior to the victims collapse) to their vital organs, giving them the best chance of survival.

Sure, there are a few other essential steps like giving them a few breaths every couple of minutes, calling 911 and using an AED but... CPR for the first several minutes focuses now on (HARD and FAST) chest compressions. Without it, a person's chance of survival drops an astonishing 10% per minute. Considering it will take Paramedic's and Firemen at best 5 minutes to get there, a victims chance of survival will be less than 50%. We need your help!

Surviving an acute cardiac arrest is dependent on three things;

  1. Immediate bystander CPR (HARD and FAST compression)
  2. Early application of an AED to shock the person out of their lethal rhythm
  3. Early activation of the EMS system ("someone call 911")

 

Saving a life is as simple now as 1 2 3, push HARD and FAST on a victims chest, apply an AED if there's one available and call 911.

Knowing you really can make a difference, Why Not CPR!!!