The Top 10 Reasons Why It Is Important to Learn CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) from CriticalCPR.com in Northbrook, IL

1. CPR saves lives! There is a good chance you know the person you will save in the future.

2. Our classes are hands on and fun. They will prepare you to react positively in an emergency. Statistics show that a family member is present in 70 percent of cases when a loved one begins to experience heart or breathing issues.

3. It’s a fact that people can only survive for about four to six minutes after their hearts stop beating. The same is true if they stop breathing. Without a constant flow of oxygen to the brain, it becomes damaged, and the victim may even die in the process.

4. If you learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from CriticalCPR.com in Chicago, you can help someone survive until emergency personnel arrive.

5. Less than one third of victims with sudden cardiac arrest receive bystander CPR. Effective immediate bystander CPR doubles or triples a victim’s chance of survival.

6. Researchers discovered that if someone administers CPR in the earliest stages of the patient’s distress, the victim has the highest chances of surviving the incident. According to the American Heart Association, between 100,000 and 200,000 people will not lose their lives if someone is present who can perform CPR at the beginning of the patient’s affliction.

7. Even if people have learned CPR in the past, they will need to obtain additional training in the future. Researchers have discovered that even doctors, nurses and other medical professionals begin to lose their CPR skills just three months after attending a CPR course.

8. According to the American Heart Association, debilitating injuries occur in the homes and backyards of seven million adults and children every year. These victims may have been helped if someone close by could have given them CPR. The common types of accidents that could cause sudden death are drowning, electric shock, drug overdose, choking, severe allergic reactions, suffocation and heart attacks.

9. Every 34 seconds, someone in the United States dies of a heart attack or an accident.

10. Remember the following statement: It is important that people obtain their training from a center. CPR is a hands on experience and cannot be learned online. It is not possible to acquire these lifesaving skills on a computer.

 By Steve Krex, Emergency Response Instructor, CEO of CriticalCPR.com and Vice President of First Class Care, Inc.

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