The CPR Challenge Arrives

In honor of National CPR Week in June, the American Heart Association is challenging Americans to learn Hands-Only CPR. They’re providing a one-minute video at heat.org/cpr that will hopefully inspire us all to feel capable of helping a cardiac victim.

Furthermore, the challenge continues by asking that, once learned, you teach 5 people the same knowledge. Statistically, about 70% of the United States population doesn’t feel confident offering CPR help. And the worst part is that 88 % of cardiac arrests happen at home.

The great thing about this challenge is that in one minute, 60 seconds, you will be ready to provide life-saving emergency help. The Hands-Only CPR uses chest compressions only, no mouth-to-mouth.

According to the AHA, “A study published in the March 8 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes showed that people who view a CPR instructional video are significantly more likely to attempt life-saving resuscitation.”

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