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Why Learn?

Hands-Only CPR 

 

1.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the U.S. affecting nearly 400,000 people a year

2.  The SCA victim has no heartbeat, is not breathing normally, and will die within minutes is CPR is not started

3.  SCA can happen to anyone  - at any age and any time

4.  Most SCAs happen outside of a hospital - many at home, work, and school

5.  Starting CPR right away, using just your hands, and using an AED as soon as it's available greatly increase the victim's chance of survival

6.  No mouth-to-mouth breathing is needed for adult victims

7.  Very few victims receive CPR from bystanders because they are afraid of hurting the victim or making a mistake

8.  Rescuers are protected by the Good Samaritan Law

 

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