Heart disease is the No.1 killer of women and is a leading threat in men’s health. The American Heart Association has new guidelines for administering CPR to help simplify the process for rescuers and improve bystander response. Now, a 2 step process using Hands-Only CPR. Make It YOUR Mission by supporting CPR education:
- Not enough people act when they see someone suddenly collapse and this leads to unnecessary deaths.
- Only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.
- Go Red For Women is asking YOU to help encourage others to take action. If people see an unconscious adult, they should call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
For more information on the new CPR guidelines and to view the 60 second Official Hands-Only CPR instructional video, visit GoRedforWomen.org and for more information on heart disease visit the American Heart Association.
The library has many resources on reducing the risk and managing heart disease: