Article posted on November 2, 2018

November is Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Month!

Did you know that CPR could be the key to saving someone’s life?

CPR is a lifesaving procedure that has the potential to increase chances of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.The purpose of CPR is to keep oxygenated blood flowing throughout the body to the brain and other vital organs.

Performing CPR on patients can decrease the risk of brain damage or even death!

  • In Canada approximately 35,000 - 45,000 people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest and almost 80 percent of all cardiac arrests occur in homes and public places.
  • Approximately 35% to 55% of cardiac arrests are witnessed by a family member, co-worker or friend.
  • Unfortunately, the majority of people who witness a cardiac arrest do not perform CPR.
  • Being familiar with CPR and knowing how to respond in a cardiac arrest emergency can increase the chance of survival by 30% or more!

Learn CPR so you can help save lives today!

For more information about CPR click on the links listed below:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Canadian Red Cross CPR Month

St. John Ambulance CPR Month

 

Statistics retrieved from Heart and Stroke Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2018


Calgary, Alberta, Canada