Fears Over CPR Put Thousands At Risk
Thousands of schoolchildren are being taught how to perform CPR as figures show a lack of knowledge is putting lives at risk.
Fewer than half of people would perform CPR on someone suffering a cardiac arrest, a charity has warned.
The public’s lack of knowledge and a fear of helping are to blame, according to research by the University of Warwick.
It has been revealed that bystanders who witness a cardiac arrest perform CPR in only four out of 10 cases in the UK.
This compares with rates of almost three quarters (73%) in Norway, where survival rates are up to three times as high.
And the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned the reluctance to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation is leaving seriously ill people facing a “dismal fate”.
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