What Is CPR and Why Is It So Important?

CPR stands for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, which helps to restore life to the brain in moments of Emergency. When a person is having a heart attack, oxygen supply is cut off to the brain. It takes only 4 to 6 minutes of going without oxygen before the brain dies. It takes an average paramedic 8 to 10 minutes to get to the person in need.

The chances of revival with a paramedic are only 3%, whereas the chances of revival with a CPR trained individual in the immediate vicinity are 85% for children and babies, 60% for healthy adults, and 20 to 30% for elderly people. That is a huge difference! Being a skilled CPR trained individual can help save someone else’s life.

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