Life is about moments. How do you want to remember your moments? I know that I want to remember the good times. I want to know that I was a good person and that I did all that I could in every situation. I want no regrets. Many people are afraid to help someone else. Why? Well, there can be different reasons. Some don’t know the other person. Some feel that they don’t know what happened. Some figure that someone else will help. But most just don’t have the training. They just don’t realize how serious many situations really are.
Need a reality check? If someone collapses and is not breathing normally, their chance for survival drops 10% for EVERY minute that CPR is delayed. So, if the EMTs or paramedics are the ones to start CPR, that means CPR is delayed a minimum of 4 minutes and often (depending on your location) can be 10 minutes or more. So what does that mean? That means that if the EMT’s or paramedics arrive and start CPR4 minutes after someone collapses, then that person has a 60% survival rate. If the EMTs or paramedics are the first ones to do CPR and they do not arrive until 10 minutes after the person collapsed, that person has little or no chance of survival. Scary.
What can you do?
Simple. Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR.