Improve your Life: The importance of knowing how to perform CPR

According to American Heart Association, about 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.

On this week’s Improve your Life we talk to Christopher Kirkman from Resuscitation Training Media (RTM) a company that provides comprehensive composite support as well as materials to independent training providers.

According to kirkman CPR is an acronym for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation which is a procedure to restart the heart by mainly compressing the chest.

CPR is extremely critical in the first five minutes and it can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.

Christopher Kirkman

When administering CPR, Kirkman says you have to get the correct depth within the chest and a correct tempo - a 100 beats per minute.

Listen to the full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show with Koketso Sachane standing in:

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