This is an American article but it’s such a good read with lots of lessons relevant to us Kiwis around cardiac arrest.
Two that stand out for us:
1. “What far too few Americans understand is that we hold in our hands the power to save far more lives if, by the millions, we are better informed about how to recognize the symptoms and quickly react when someone is in urgent need of assistance. This isn’t true of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or other killers. But ordinary citizens can stop cardiac arrest from taking lives if they intervene instantly and intelligently.”
2. “The bottom line is that doing something is better than doing nothing. Without CPR, 92% of people suffering sudden cardiac arrest die — most of them needlessly — before making it to the hospital. Every minute without CPR, the survival rate decreases by 10%.”
It’s powerful – and entirely true. Learn something new today: read the full article HERE