Statistics and Facts
More than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the US, unfortunately nearly 90% of them are fatal. A majority of these cardiac arrests take place at home or in a public facility and only 37% are witnessed by a bystander who has been trained in CPR and AED procedures. Did you know that CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survival if performed in the first few minutes?
Why is First Aid important?
Because accidents can happen anytime, anywhere! The first response to an accident is the most important. First Aid administered immediately can improve the victim's chances of survival and a good recovery.
What is a Bloodborne Pathogen?
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Do you know how to prevent exposure?
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