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Sakura FalaheeHealth, Fitness and NutritionMr. Ashabraner16 May, 2021The Importance of First AidEvery year, 475,000 people die from cardiac arrest in the United States (American HeartAssociation). A procedure known as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency lifesavingprocedure that saves a patient’s life when their heart stops beating. It has doubled and even tripled thechances of survival after a cardiac arrest, and CPR does it job of keeping blood flow active and is acritical step in the AHA’s Chain of Survival.First, to identify the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack, a cardiac arrestoccurs when “~the heart malfunctions and sops unexpectedly ~ is an electrical problem” (AmericanHeart Association). A heart attack on the other hand, is defined as “blood flow to the heart is blocked ~attack is a circulation problem” (American Heart Association). Both instances can be resolved to a CPRprocedure. To add on, choking, near-drowning, suffocation, poisoning, smoke inhalation, electrocution,and drug/alcohol overdose are all also scenarios that can call for a CPR recovery procedure (Barrell).

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