CPR literacy among Malaysians still lowCPR literacy among Malaysians still low

KOTA KINABALU: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) literacy among Malaysians are still low as compared to developed countries, said Sabah Heart Safe chairperson Dr Shazharn Zain. “In Malaysia, the awareness of the importance of CPR education is still lacking compared to most developed nations where CPR literacy in the community can reach{...}
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Bystander CPR increased survival rateBystander CPR increased survival rate

The 2018-2019 annual report published by Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry showed that bystander CPR increased survival rate by 3.5 times. Patients who received bystander CPR had a survival rate of 14% as compared to those with no bystander CPR (4%). Reference: https://www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/record-survival-rates-for-cardiac-arrest-in-victoria/ Full report: http://www.ambulance.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/VACAR-Annual-Report-2018-2019_FINAL-APPROVED-COMPRESSED.pdf{...}
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Bystander CPR with at least a shock by AED increases survival rateBystander CPR with at least a shock by AED increases survival rate

London Ambulance Service published a report that shows the proportion of people surviving a cardiac arrest that happens outside of hospital reaching its highest level of 10.8 per cent – twice the rate it was a decade ago. “10,152 patients suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest between 1st April 2018 to{...}
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Broke 12 ribs while performing CPR, drugstore owner won supportBroke 12 ribs while performing CPR, drugstore owner won support

Many people asked me if we will break ribs when performing CPR. To be frank, after decades in first aid, I have never performed CPR on a real person in need. However, I have heard of accounts that ribs may break as the external chest compressions need some force. The{...}
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Banker advocates CPR literacy after hands-on experience at KLIABanker advocates CPR literacy after hands-on experience at KLIA

After experiencing a “heart-stopping” moment at KL International Airport, banker Emily Au Kay advocates for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) literacy to be shared more widely. “I volunteered to help resuscitate the man together with paramedics using the skills I learned from MMC as well as from St. John’s Ambulance, previously. “We{...}
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