June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. This is a great opportunity to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED.
It only takes four to six minutes without oxygen to cause brain damage, and brain death can occur after 10 minutes.
Therefore, the combination of calling 911, early CPR and early AED use provides the best chance of survival for cardiac arrest when every second counts.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for more information about early CPR and early AED use.