You can save a life:
Learn the new, easy, more effective "hands-only" CPR!
2 Steps Can Save a Life:
- Call 9-1-1
- Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 300,000 Americans are treated by EMS for cardiac arrest each year, but about 97 percent die because CPR and defibrillation aren't provided soon enough. A new life saving technique, Hands-only CPR, is gaining national recognition as an easier and more effective treatment alternative to traditional CPR. To improve survival rates, Lake Health, Lake County Fire & EMS Departments, and the Lake Health Foundation are teaming up to save more lives with CPR than ever before. Spearheading the "Keep the Beat Community CPR Campaign," Howard Mell, MD, Lake Health's EMS medical director and chair of the EMS Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians, has a goal to train 10,000 Lake County residents in "hands-only" CPR in 2012. Hands-only CPR emphasizes chest compressions and eliminates mouth-to-mouth breathing. Hands-only CPR is easier to learn, remember and perform; is more effective; and is now preferred over traditional CPR.
Providing Hands-only CPR to an adult who has collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest prior to EMS arriving can more than double, even triple, that person’s chance of survival.
Did You Know:
- Over 300,000 Americans experience out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest each year.
- About 97% don't survive.
- A victim's best chance for survival occurs when he or she is revived within the first 4 minutes.
- Hands-only CPR can double or triple the chance of survival after sudden cardiac arrest.
- Bystander CPR is provided in less than half (and often less than a quarter) of cardiac arrests.
To learn hands-only CPR, call your local Fire & EMS Department. To schedule a training session for a group, business, or organization, call the Lake Health Best of Health Line at 800-454-9800.
Lake Health Foundation has generously supported the Keep the Beat Community CPR Campaign", which aligns with Lake Health Foundation Vision 2015: Celebrate Lake County and our neighboring communities becoming the healthiest in Ohio by driving a legacy of wellness through philanthropic development of Lake Health resources.