Why is CPR Important ?
A sudden cardiac arrest requires immediate attention because, without a beat, the heart cannot move oxygen around the body and death is a real possibility. CPR is a manual way to ensure that blood continues to pump through the patient’s body until a heartbeat is restored, either through the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) or by medical personnel.
CPR is a procedure that anyone can learn, including children, and use to save a life. Most sudden cardiac arrests happen in or near the home and involve those we love, so it’s a vital, universal lifesaving skill that can mean the difference between life and death for anyone.