Defibrillation within three minutes of sudden cardiac arrest increases the chances of survival to 70 percent. Shock within one minute of collapse raises the survival rate to 90 percent.
According to the American Heart Association there are approximately 360,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest per year in the United States and on average, less than 10% of the victims of cardiac arrest survive. The goal of community CPR training programs like Project Heart Start is to address this problem and increase the number of people who survive a cardiac arrest emergency.
Immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) can more than double the survival chances for a victim of cardiac arrest (Weisfeldt, et al. 2011). The mission of Project Heart Start is to train the public in how to recognize cardiac arrest and then correctly perform the vital but simple steps of CPR along with the application of an AED. We invite you to contact us to schedule CPR training and also a consultation with one of our trained providers about the placement of an AED in your place of business.
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