Archive - Apr 5, 2017 - SCA Article

Archive - Apr 5, 2017 - SCA Article

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Minority Populations More Likely to Be Hesitant to Perform CPR

DALLAS, TX-- New survey findings from the American Heart Association (AHA) show that minority populations are more likely to incorrectly believe that special training and certification are required to perform Hands-Only CPR on a person and more likely to be hesitant to perform the skill for fear of causing injury. These misperceptions contribute to poor survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which affects more than 350,000 Americans annually with survival rates of less than 12 percent.

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