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