Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth
According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation 424,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest each year. Most of those are adults, but the number of youth cardiac arrest is growing. The estimated number per year, for 2013, was 9,500 cases. These were cases that occurred outside of a medical facility.
It seems like an odd thing to talk about youth and cardiac arrest, but the reality is that the topic is relevant. There are a lot of factors that can lead to cardiac arrest in children and young adults. Heat and dehydration are two such causes. The real question is how to save children when they suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The only answer is CPR. CPR is the link between when a cardiac event occurs and when EMS arrives on the scene. In adults, the death rate is 9 out of 10. There were no statistics available to say how many of those 9,500 children died. What we know is that CPR saves lives by giving the victim a chance to survive.
Making A Difference
Advanced First-Aid offers CPR Training Devices and training for use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED.) The fact that a medical emergency can occur anywhere and at any time is important. Be prepared to be a lifesaver by learning CPR and being active in the lives around you.
You can help save a life by setting up your organization for success with the right training and equipment.
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