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Outcomes Research
Houston Methodist researchers collaborate with the American Heart Association to train Houstonians on bystander cardio pulmonary resuscitation
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Every year over 356,000 people in the United States suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)
Most OCHA occur
At home
68.5%
In public
21%
Each minute without CPR decreases the chance of survival by
7 to 10%
Survival often depends on whether a bystander initiates CPR
Bystander CPR increased survival to hospital admission by 4.7%
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Lower rates of bystander CPR linked to lower rates of layperson CPR training
5-year SAL program trained 2,792 people in
BASIC CPR
Infant CPR
Choking relief
AED awareness
Participants learned CPR in under 30 min
Assessments showed 51% increase in the proportion of respondents who could correctly identify the steps for Hands-only CPR
Acronyms
OHCA: Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest
CPR: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
SAL: Save A Life
AED: Automated External Defibrillator
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Abanti Chattopadhyay, PhD, Month 2022
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