In one year alone, 475,000 Americans die from a cardiac arrest. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest. Nearly 70% of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) occur in homes. By learning CPR your likely learning to save the life of someone you care about.
Among 2,000 employees in corporate offices, hospitality, education and industry/labor:
- 55 percent can’t get first aid or CPR and AED training from their employer.
- If training is available, it’s often either CPR or first aid, not both.
- Half of all US workers cannot locate an AED at work.
- In the hospitality industry, 66 percent of employees cannot locate an AED.
For more information, read: Americans unprepared for workplace cardiac emergencies
AHA Workplace Safety Training Initiative [0:43] Are your coworkers prepared to help if you experience cardiac arrest at work? If not, you might be in serious danger. AHA’s Workplace Safety Training Initiative can decrease your and your colleagues’ risk of death in the case of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Hands-Only CPR instructional video [1:05] Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute, such as the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive".
Additional resources coming soon
Find additional CPR resources from the American Heart Association on CPR.heart.org. If you are interested in industry-specific messaging around this topic, please contact Monica.Alleje@heart.org to discuss ways we can work together.
Return to the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto Hard Hats with Heart homepage for more resources.