Calling 911 may not be enough to save a loved one

Approximately 1,000 people die every day in the United States because they suffered a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital.  Our main goal as CPR instructors are to help educate the public and we can do that by offering many local CPR training classes and encouraging the public to attend a class so they too can perform effective CPR to help save lives.

Here are the facts:

  • If your love one experiences cardiac arrest and you call 911, it will on average take 8 to 12 minutes for the paramedics to arrive.  But here is the scary part – If you do not perform effective CPR immediately, within 4 to 6 minutes brain tissue starts to die and brain damage is likely.  After 10 minutes brain damage is almost certain and non reversible.  In other words, your love ones need your help to survive.  YOU CAN’T RELY ON OUTSIDE HELP BECAUSE OUTSIDE HELP MOST LIKELY WON’T ARRIVE FAST ENOUGH!
  • Cardiac arrest can happen at any age.  It is not just an old person’s issue.
  • It is estimated that more than 95 percent of cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital. In cities where defibrillation is provided within 5 to 7 minutes, the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest is as high as 49 percent.

***

About us:  In-Pulse CPR currently offers CPR training across Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Tampa Florida and Atlanta Georgia.   Many of our classes are available evenings and weekends.  Our instructors are also nurses and EMT’s.  At In-Pulse CPR, we prefer a more practical teaching approach.  You will find our instructors using real life examples, hand’s on training, and often humor to make the class enjoyable and the teaching memorable.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Troy Bowman
Troy has been the the VP and CFO of In-Pulse CPR since September, 2009. He enjoys outdoor activities including camping, hiking, and spending time with his ever growing family. Currently he has 5 children and is in the process of adopting two more.

Leave A Comment


1 + = four