If someone’s heart stopped and they collapsed in front of you, would you do CPR on them?
Sadly, 60 percent of bystanders who witness cardiac arrest don’t do CPR – and it costs nearly 400,000 lives per year!
During American Heart Month this February, doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are aiming to change that. By doing one less step during CPR, they’re hoping to turn more bystanders into life-savers. What step is missing? The practice of using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation – which is a big reason many bystanders will not help a stranger.
If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse…
THE TWO STEP CPR CAN SAVE A LIFE!
- Call 911.
- Push hard and fast at the center of the chest until help arrives.
Visit www.heart.org/HandsOnlyCPR for more details and video on this technique. It could save the life of a very dear family member or a stranger.
After learning this safer, simpler, and hands-only approach, nearly 3 out of 4 people say they would be more likely to help during an emergency. CPR can more than double a person’s chances of survival.
To learn more call 1-877-AHA-4CPR or visit