CPR Training Should Focus on High-Risk Neighborhoods: Experts

From: US News and World Report: Health

Focusing CPR education in certain neighborhoods could save more lives, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.

Survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests vary widely in the United States, ranging from 0.2 percent in Detroit to 16 percent in Seattle, according to the statement. This is due in part to whether bystanders are willing to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. One life is saved for every 30 bystanders who do CPR.

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