12 CPR Facts That Could Help You Save a Life


CPR is a vital act that can save lives when individuals are in need of help. According to the American Heart Association, only 30% of Americans know how to perform CPR, however it’s never too late to learn! Here are some interesting statistics to get you motivated, and who knows, you could save a life!


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12 CPR Facts That Could Help You Save a Life

  1. Both compressions and breaths are very important in drowning, choking, drug overdoses, and pediatric CPR.
  2. If you perform CPR, you can triple the person’s chance of survival.
  3. Compressions should be performed at a rate of 100-120/min. (to the beat of staying alive)
  4. For every minute that someone is unconscious and not breathing without CPR, they have a 10% less chance of survival.
  5. 383,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest each year.
  6. If someone is in cardiac arrest, CPR can only make the situation better.
  7. The longest successful CPR save is 96 minutes long!
  8. Many AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) will talk you through how to perform CPR with the press of a button.
  9. The compression to ventilation ratio is 30 compressions to 2 breaths.18. Becoming certified to save a life can be done in less time than a long movie.
  10. Children as young as 9 have saved the lives of others with CPR.
  11. With widespread access to AEDs at least 40,000 lives would be saved each year.
  12. The life you save with CPR will most likely be someone you love.



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I spent 15 years as a
firefighter and paramedic...

And too often I would arrive on the scene of someone unconscious, surrounded by a circle of people feeling helpless. Sometimes those people would even have CPR training but lacked the confidence and experience to act.

That’s why I started SureFire CPR. Our classes are practical and engaging – teaching you the crucial skills you need to know what to do and feel empowered to take action.

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