First Aid and CPR Training Classes in Greater Noida
Less than 1% of Indians know CPR: WHF
New Delhi: Indians are far behind in the global surge to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from any CPR and First Aid institute in Delhi NCR - a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
While many countries of the world are getting trained and encouraging the gerenal people - in school, college, Factories, and even office - about chest compressions or CPR and First Aid to save sudden heart attack victims from dying, the World Heart Federation (WHF) says less than 1% Indians would know how to carry out a CPR and First Aid.
The revelation is stark since 7.5 lakh people die of sudden cardiac arrests every year in India with over 80% of these emergencies occurring outside a hospital. Sudden heart attack in private places like office, factories and residential buildings. On an average, a victim begins to suffer irreversible brain damage four minutes after the sudden heart attack takes place if no CPR and First Aid is administered.
For every minute that a sudden cardiac arrest victim does not receive CPR or First Aid, his chances of survival drops by 10%. An effective CPR from a bystander can double a victim's chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest.