BY THE NUMBERS....
After a previous student had two near deaths in the family, one of which,she performed CPR on. She did a little research and this is a short excerpt from her thank you letter for the basic CPR training class she received.
Don't think many people even take the time until something unfortunate happens. CPR saves lives. Of the 350,000 out-of-hospital cases of cardiac arrest in 2016, bystander CPR was performed in 46.1% of cases for an overall survival rate of 12%, or approximately 42,000 lives saved. With nearly four in five cardiac arrest cases occurring in a home situation, the person you’re working to save is likely a friend, roommate, child, or spouse. You may not know that those around you are at risk, either; many cardiac arrest victims look and seem otherwise healthy. In order to increase the odds of survival, the American Heart Association trains approximately 12 million people annually in the basics of CPR.
Although CPR classes may be difficult to fit into your schedule, the valuable training can be lifesaving in an emergency situation. As a fast, easy way to potentially extend the lives of your loved ones in a crisis situation, there’s no reason not to learn a little more about cardiopulmonary resuscitation. One Love CPR came to my house after work hours to ensure me and my roommate were train and ready for something we never thought we would encounter.