The CPR challenge

Published on: 6/15/2010


The American Heart Association (AHA) has embarked on a campaign to have 1 million people learn about CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AEDs (automated external defibrillators). Less than 1/3 of individuals that suffer cardiac arrest, whether it occurs in the home, at work, or in pubic receive immediate, life-saving CPR from someone nearby.

The AHA has made it easier for people to learn the procedure and has worked to address the concerns of bystanders who fear they may act inappropriately.

Read more about the AHA campaign here and watch the following public service announcement.