Archive - Dec 6, 2012 - Blog entry

Archive - Dec 6, 2012 - Blog entry

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Are you a gambler?

If you see an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest happen - and there's a 14% chance that you will at least once in your lifetime - and if we're not trained, that person will likely stay dead or be brought back with brain damage, just because you wouldn't spend a few hours every two years learning what to do when you see a cardiac arrest happen. There's more than an 80% chance that that victim will be a family member, a friend, or an acquaintance.

What you're really saying when you don't get trained is that you're willing to take an 11% chance that the family member, friend, or acquaintance you see die will stay dead.

Can you live with that?

...From the JournalGazette.net

It's remarkable that he made it back with that long a delay before defibrillation.

Published: December 6, 2012 3:00 a.m.
HANDS-ONLY CPR, AND LUCKY TIMING, SAVED HIS LIFE
Frank Gray
Tuesday night, Patrick Carpenter finally got to see the hat that saved his life.

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