The Importance of stepping up; hands only CPR works
(as published by the AHA in goals for 2020),
Bystander CPR is a potentially lifesaving procedure that can be performed by community members without equipment or professional credentials. Although bystander CPR plus early defibrillation can more than double the rate of survival from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest, the number of OHCA victims who receive bystander CPR remains between 10% and 65%. Recent evidence suggests that chest compression–only CPR is no less effective than traditional CPR when performed by bystanders for adult victims of cardiac arrest in the out-of-hospital setting.
How we can get there: Training, Training, Training. It never hurts to be prepared, we want to help Bystanders become responders....