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Why is learning CPR so important?

CPR Saves Lives.

Currently, about 9 in 10 people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital die. But CPR can help improve those odds. If it is performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survival.

  • CPR Saves Lives. More than 300,000 people have cardiac arrests in the United States every year. ...

  • CPR is Not Performed Enough. ...

  • You Don't Have to Do Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation. ...

  • Hands-Only CPR is Easy to Learn. ...

  • Most Cardiac Arrests Occur in the Home.

What is the most important part of CPR and why?

compressions: Restore blood flow Compressions means you'll use your hands to push down hard and fast in a specific way on the person's chest. Compressions are the most important step in CPR .

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