Statistics show that every year in the United States, around 356,461 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) occur across all age groups, most of them being adults. Almost 90% of these cases are fatal. To the average reader, this could be interpreted as evidence that CPR is not effective, but this is not the case.

Why do so many people die in this situation? Because only 46% of OHCA victims get CPR from a bystander. And in cases when CPR was performed, it may have come after the heart had been stopped for several minutes. The longer the amount of time between when a person experiences a cardiac arrest and when CPR is initiated, the longer the body goes without circulation of blood and oxygen to the body, increasing the chances of death.

In many cases, CPR is not performed until after the heart has stopped for several minutes. The longer the amount of time between when a person experiences a cardiac arrest and when CPR is initiated, the longer the body goes without circulation of blood and oxygen to the body, increasing the chances of death.

You can help change these statistics by getting trained in CPR and First Aid. At DMV Healthcare Training School, we offer a wide range of courses to help you learn the skills you need to save a life. We offer both online and in-person classes, so you can find a format that works best for you. And our experienced instructors will make sure you have the knowledge and confidence you need to make a difference in an emergency situation.

You can help change this statistic by taking a CPR class at DMV Healthcare Training School. Our CPR classes are taught by experienced healthcare professionals and are designed to give you the skills and confidence you need to save a life.