Each year, about 350,000 coronary heart disease deaths occur out-of hospital or in an emergency departments. Of those deaths, about 166,200 are due to sudden cardiac arrest. With CPR /AED training , you might save some of these lives.
Time is Critical
For each minute a person is in cardiac arrest, the chance of surviving decreases by about 10 percent. After as little as 10 minutes, defibrillation is rarely successful.
The amount of time it takes to recognize a problem, activate EMS, and have EMS respond and defibrillate is usually longer than 10 minutes. In most cases, it’s too late.
Good Samaritan” laws help encourage bystanders to assist those in need. These laws help protect anyone who:*Voluntarily provides assistance, without expecting or accepting compensation;