|CPR Introduction - Adult/Child/Infant|
There are 500,000 deaths in US related to new and recurring coronary (heart) attacks. That means that every day 1,400 people die from a heart attack. Out of these 500,000, 80% die outside the hospital setting and do not receive any medical treatment after suffering heart attack. If these patients received CPR, this would save 200,000 per year or 550 lives per day.
These numbers are staggering, and prove beyond any doubt that knowing CPR techniques in case of heart attack usually means a difference between life and death for the victim. If CPR is administered within first four minutes after the heart attack, the chances for brain damage are virtually non existent. If administered between 4 to 6 minutes, the brain damage is probable; 6 to 10 min brain damage is likely, and after 10 min. the chances of some type of brain damage are virtually certain. So, knowledge of CPR does not only saves lives, but also allows victim to recover without sustaining any permanent damage.
At eCPRcertification.com besides offering you professional certification in CPR which might be required by your employer, the course will prepare you for this one time when your knowledge means saved life.
By the end of this section you should know how to administer CPR to the adult (age 9 yrs. or older), child (between 1 and 8 yrs. old), and infant (younger that 1 yr. old) and understand the key steps and reasons for performing CPR. After successful completion you will receive nationally recognized certificate in CPR Administration through our on-line registration process and/or by mail.
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