Proper response and CPR techniques are not skills that be learned during an emergency. Preparing is essential. It is important to know how to respond. Bystander CPR offers the last Layer of Protection once a drowning incident occurs.
Local firefighters and paramedics are highly skilled and trained in emergency response. But when a drowning occurs it is imperative that rescue and emergency response begin before the firefighters and paramedics arrive on scene. Your immediate response at the poolside can make a difference in increasing the chances of survival from the drowning incident.
Get prepared. Learn CPR. Be confident that you can take proper action if you have to. A life may depend on it.
Did you know that even if a drowning victim goes into cardiac arrest, if CPR is provided immediately it can double – or even triple – a victim’s chance of survival?
Bystander CPR Saves Lives And Lessens Disability.
In particular, bystanders are often the first people available to aid a drowning victim, especially a child, so learning CPR can help save a life. It is important to get CPR certified, and once you are, make sure to keep your certification current.
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