CPR Facts

CPR Facts and Stats

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CPR Facts and Stats

Why Learn CPR?

Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs – is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States & almost similar numbers in Canada.

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.


Be the Difference for Someone You Love

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives. Therefore, we need to be prepared to save someone life if an unfortunate event like it happens in our surrounding.


Music Can Help Save Lives

During CPR, you should push on the chest at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute. The beat of “Stayin’ Alive” is a perfect match for this. Adapt to recall the rhythm of the song to help perform CPR if needs to be. As there is nothing superior then even attempting to save someone's life. Be that special someone, feel proud and make your family proud.

It takes few hours to learn the skills, we are here to guide you every step of the way. Let us know if you have any questions and we try to do our best.