Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is an artificial method of circulating blood and oxygen through a body and attempting to keep the brain alive.
CPR is effective, and when initiated within four minutes, the survival rate is 43 percent. When initiated within four to eight minutes, the survival rate is 10 percent.CPR is most often used in instances of drowning and heart attacks.
Currently, the City of Carlsbad Fire Department does not offer classes for CPR certification. If interested in CPR certification, please click on the American Heart Association
- Learning CPR saves lives
- Four to six minutes without oxygen, brain damage begins.
- Ninety percent of the time, a family member or close friend will require CPR
- One in seven people will have the opportunity to use CPR.
Stop activity, rest, lay down
If pain lasts more than two minutes, call for help
Patient's having early signs often deny having a heart attack
On heart attack victims, be prepared to do CPR for at least one minute, then call 9-1-1