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Why Should You Learn CPR?
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the US, and they often happen outside of medical care facilities. Most people who suffer from cardiac arrest in these situations don’t receive CPR, so their chances of survival are greatly decreased. Fortunately, CPR is easy to learn and we advocate for as many people as possible to learn it.

It Is Easy to Learn

Most people can learn it in a single session through certificated organizations that provide training in CPR technique. While CPR can be learned from online resources like videos and images, we recommend you attend a class as you can ask questions from the instructor and ensure that your technique is right before you actually use it.

Increases Chances of Survival

More than 356,000 cardiac arrests occur out of hospital every year in America and nearly 90 percent are fatal. That number can lessen if more people are trained in proper CPR techniques as they can provide this life saving technique prior to medical personnel arriving to the scene.

When the heart stops beating, oxygen cannot get to the brain. By performing CPR, oxygen can be provided to the brain and other organs to increase the patient’s chances of recovery.

Increases Confidence

Handling emergency medical situations can be difficult, and those who don’t have any training or knowledge about CPR may hesitate to help. CPR training provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform CPR properly and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with confidence. Therefore, you won’t hesitate to help someone in an emergency situation.

Save Your Loved Ones

Research shows that almost 70 percent of all sudden cardiac arrests (SCAs) occur at home. Therefore, learning CPR can ensure that you’re ready to help your loved ones in distress.

There are many places to learn CPR, a quick search on the internet can provide links to the Red Cross, your local YMCA or Firehouse. Doctors’ Urgent Care also offers CPR training, please review our website for class dates and times.



 

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