If EMS personnel are the first to begin CPR, that is, if bystander CPR is not in place, the survival rate is somewhere around 11%. However, if bystanders begin CPR and use an AED prior to
EMS arrival, 38% of victims survive cardiac arrest. So don’t wait for the professionals, 3 times more people will survive if you begin CPR prior to EMS arrival.
You can learn the steps to perform bystander CPR by clicking the link in the description. Also, taking a CPR class can greatly increase your ability and confidence in providing emergency
care. One great resource to find a local class is the American Heart Association’s website, also linked in the description.
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