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Did you know that anyone can learn CPR?  This life saving technique is not just for people that work in the healthcare industry.  In fact, out of the 326,000 reported cases of cardiac arrest yearly, 88% occur at home. That is 4 out of 5. This means that the person that you could save, is most likely a family member or neighbor.  Keeping that in mind, only about 30% of the population have had some kind of CPR training.  Administering early CPR in cardiac arrest cases can increase someone’s survival rate by double, even triple.  Only about eight percent of victims who suffer cardiac arrests outside of a medical facility survive.  

Transitions has joined in the vision with The American Heart Association, to educate individuals on the techniques of saving lives.  Just remember anyone can learn CPR and increase the chances of survival and recovery of many.  

Video provided by tan Heart Association 


*Statistics and facts provided by tan Heart Association 

Fun Facts

  • 1740- Created for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims
  • 1903- Dr. George Crile reported the first successful use of external chest compressions in human resuscitation.
  • 1954- James Elam was the first to prove that expired air was sufficient to maintain adequate oxygenation. 
  • 1957- The United States military adopted the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation method to revive unresponsive victims.
  • 1960   Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was developed. The American Heart Association started a program to acquaint physicians with close-chest cardiac resuscitation and became the forerunner of CPR training for the general public. 
  • 1972   Leonard Cobb held the world's first mass citizen training in CPR in Seattle, Washington called Medic 2.  He helped train over 100,000 people the first two years of the programs.
  • 2004  AHA and ILCOR releases a statement regarding the use of AEDs on children. It is determined that an AED may be used for children 1 to 8 years of age who have no signs of circulation