How CPR Can Save a Life

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training has been administered to millions of people in the past 20-30 years. From elementary-age kids to senior citizens, people everywhere have the skills and credentials to help those in distress.

Yet, according to a recent New York Times health blog, only about one-third of sudden cardiac arrest victims actually receive assistance before professional medical assistance arrives.

So what’s going on? With significant CPR training, why aren’t more people getting life-saving help? There are many factors involved, but the two main reasons are:

The Panic Factor. CPR training can prepare would-be rescuers, but real-life conditions are rarely mimicked in a controlled training environment. Someone trained in CPR knows what to do, yet surrounding circumstances – distraught family members, crowds and poor lighting, just to name a few – can have a negative impact on CPR efforts.

The Yuck Factor. Let’s face it – the simple act of mouth-to-mouth contact with a complete stranger isn’t the most pleasant prospect in the world. For someone who received cursory CPR training or hasn’t updated their credentials, a sudden emergency (in their eyes) just isn’t worth the potential transmission of bacteria, disease or sickness.

CPR is necessary to maintain life-sustaining activities before medical help arrives. It’s clearly a useful tool for saving lives, but diminished confidence and fear of germs & disease negatively impact CPR’s true potential.

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