SAFETY TIP TUESDAY- NCESD
Provided by the North Central ESD Workers Compensation Trust
Why Learn CPR? It Saves Lives...
- Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the US.
- Each year over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the US; including an estimated 6,328 cases involving children under 18 years of age.
- Studies show cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR, if started immediately, can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
- Only 46% of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive CPR before professional help arrive, most likely because 70% of Americans report feeling helpless during a cardiac emergency, indicating they do not know how to administer CPR or are afraid of hurting the person.
Would you know what to do if you saw an adult or teen suddenly collapse?
Compression-Only CPR Works. Studies have shown that compression-only CPR is as effective as conventional CPR for treating cardiac arrests that occur at home or in the workplace. It’s simple, consisting of just two easy steps; and, is very easy to learn.
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest
Push at a rate of at least 100 - 120 compressions per minute… to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive.”
- The AHA recommends CPR with compressions and breaths for infants and children and victims of drowning, drug overdose, or people who collapse due to breathing problems.
- Learning Compression-Only CPR will NOT fulfill the First Aid/CPR training requirement for most certified staff positions.
Why not be prepared by taking time to learn or review the simple steps that can save a life?
Chances are it’ll make a difference for someone you love! Seventy percent (70%) of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in homes and residential settings.
- Review the basic steps of CPR — if you already know how to perform CPR; or
- Sign up to take a First Aid/CPR class - Register to attend the First Aid/CPR class at NCESD on Thursday, August 18, 2016, through ESDWorks at www.ncesd.org beginning June 15th.
Visit www.cpr.heart.org to learn more about CPR or to watch a video demonstrating Compression-Only CPR.