The most important link in the chain of survival; doubling survival rates in Illinois will come from teaching hundreds of thousands of residents how to recognize and react when they witness someone having a sudden cardiac arrest.
In the moments after a person suffers a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), bystanders like you play the most critical role in determining the survival of the victims – more than paramedics, more than doctors and nurses. Why? Because unlike a heart attack, the victim’s heart has stopped beating and no blood is circulating to the vital organs, especially the brain. Studies show that for every minute of delay before starting CPR, survival decreases 10%, so as the minutes tick by, the chances of a victim dying or suffering permanent brain damage increase.
Waiting for an ambulance is not an option.
The rate in which the chance of survival decreases every minute of delay before starting CPR.
The increased odds of survival with bystander CPR.
The amount it takes to learn and understand CPR so that you will know what to do in a situation.
You don’t have to take classes or courses; learn CPR in the comfort of your own home! We are here to provide you with the necessary resources for you to learn CPR to help increase Illinois survival rates. Take a look below to view our videos and brochures.
A concise, easy-to-follow set of instructions of what to do when you think someone having a sudden cardiac arrest.
A quick guide why hands-only CPR is so important to learn