Immediately providing effective CPR can double a victimís chance of survival.
About 75 to 80 percent of all out of hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, so being trained to perform CPR can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one.
CPR and defibrillation within the first 3-5 minutes after collapse, combined with early arrival of EMS can result in survival rates as high as 50% for victims of ventricular fibrillation (the most common type of heart attack).
CPR is not just for heart attacks! Approximately 7 million adults and children suffer disabling injuries in their own homes and backyards each year, resulting from accidents which may require CPR.