Every second counts in Cardiac Arrest. Did you know that irreparable brain damage can occur in as little as 3-4 minutes afer cardiac arrest? Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) touches us all: Anyone of any age, race and gender can suﬀer SCA, most often with no warning. It is the # 3 cause of death in the U.S, more than breast, lung, colon and prostate cancer combined.
- 1 life every 2 minutes is lost to SCA
- 12,500 children experience SCA each year
- Most people die within minutes if they don’t receive treatment
For these very reasons the American Heart Association (AHA) recently stated that there needs to be more bystander or community involvement in times of an emergency. What if it were him? Your father or your brother? What if it were her? Your mother, your daughter? Don’t be that person who thinks someone else is going to help! It is time to get involved.
Know what to do! What can you do in those vital first minutes to save someone’s precious life? Sign up for Johnson County Ambulance’s certfed AHA HeartSaver CPR w/ AED course.
Because every second counts..