It’s estimated that more than 95 percent of cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital (from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest). A victim’s chances of survival are reduced by 7 to 10 percent with every minute that passes without CPR and …

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The American Heart Assn. originated the idea of Hands-only CPR, in 2008.   Since 2010, All 3 national emergency care training organizations support the concept and teach it.   Here’s an Advisory Statement from the National Safety Council. Don’t know CPR? …

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Right here – Free AED Training. The picture to the right is from a Heartstart OnSite AED unit.   Here’s the free AED training:  See the green Power button?  (1) Turn it on. Can you see where the pads are …

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One of the best cardiac arrest survival rates in the U.S. consistently is casinos, like Reno, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, etc. Why?  Well, it starts with all staff trained in CPR, and multiple AEDs in every casino (some since early …

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The cardiac chain of survival, is a common term in emergency medicine, safety, and health education circles – a term that is comprised of the steps that will determine if someone will survive a cardiac arrest, also the steps to …

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Hands-Only CPR interests a lot of people for two big reasons:   (1) Because medical studies have shown it is more effective (survival to hospital discharge) for witnessed collapse of teens and adults (from apparent cardiac arrest) than traditional compressions …

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For Healthcare Providers – this is a little technical. Want to improve survival rates, for in-hospital CA or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? High Quality Compressions is the key.  Here’s a great into video to “High Quality CPR”, a new emphasis from …

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AEDs are Automated External Defibrillators – portable devices available for less than $2,000 that could save the life of an employee, customer, or visitor. In my opinion, any business that has over 30 employees, or gets more than 100 visitors/customers …

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Does Cardiac Arrest happen only to folks in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s?   Can young, seemingly healthy young people, even under 20, die from sudden cardiac arrest?  Are Cardiac Arrest victims all overweight, with clogged arteries and high blood pressure? …

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