CPR Can Double Or Even Triple - A Person’s Chance Of Survival

Hands Only CPR Course

DATE: September 21, 2019


Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs - is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. 

  • When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby.
  • According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

Time: RSVP online (8 am - 11:30 am - 30 min sessions)
KCH Education Resource Center
Cost: Free

Must sign up to attend, register online below.

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If you are called on to perform CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. 

  • Seventy percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes.
  • About 46 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.
  • Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public spaces.