First Aid and CPR Statistics: You CAN Save a Life

First Aid & CPR Statistics

Don’t think you can really make the difference? YOU CAN!!!

  • 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually.
  • 100,000 to 200,000 lives of adults and children could be saved each year if CPR was performed early enough, says the American Heart Association.
  • 32% of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. Yet sadly, effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.
  • 45% of all heart attacks occur in people under age 65.
  • A USA Today investigation found that more than 1,000 “saveable” lives are lost needlessly each year in the nation’s biggest cities because of inefficiencies in the cities’ emergency medical systems — immediate bystander response is crucial!
  • 100 beats per minute: Current CPR methods teach the most important, basic elements for survival — chest compressions to keep the heart going. You can make a life-saving difference by simply providing chest compressions at just faster than 100 beats per minute. Think of the pace of the song “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees!
  • Age does not matter! Teens have saved parents. An 8-year-old saved his mother!

There’s really no downside to training employees in first aid and CPR, and in the use of AEDs (automatic external defibrillators). Click the button below to begin scheduling your First Aid, CPR, and AED training with ProActive Safety Services.

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