Why should you learn to perform CPR? Here is an email we received from one of our students yesterday:
“I just performed my first CPR for real last Friday at work. I was first on scene so was the lead, did rapid assessment and started CPR. We had a AED which arrived about 4 minutes after my request for it and it provided a shock on first cycle. By the time EMS arrived about 15 minutes later, he had a faint pulse and was breathing, though it was labored. It has been a tough few days for the person, but the individual is now sitting up in bed and talking up a storm.