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Why Know CPR?

Every Second Counts

  • There are over 350,000 sudden cardiac arrests outside hospital settings every year in the US, and on average, less than 10% survive.

  • Immediate CPR and early defibrillation with an Automated External Defebrillator (AED) can more than double a person’s chance of survival.

  • For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation,  chance of survival goes down 7-10%

  • Effective CPR can double or triple the chance of survival, but only 32% of cardiac arrest patients get CPR.

  • Brain death from lack of oxygen occurs in 4-10 minutes.

  • CPR without the use of an AED works only 3-4% of the time.

Canine CPR​

What? That’s a thing? YES

  • Did you know that according to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), “one out of four pets could be saved if just one first-aid technique was applied prior to getting veterinary assistance? Knowing what to do during those first few moments can save your pet’s life.”.

  • “As in humans, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency technique used when an animal has stopped breathing and has no heartbeat. It involves rescue breathing (mouth-to-snout resuscitation) and chest compressions. Although you may have taken a human CPR course, dogs and cats don’t share the same anatomy. The concept is the same, but the technique is different making pet-specific training essential”.