To continue to improve training and increase survival rates of cardiac arrest, we need to better understand the perspective of lay rescuers. This includes why they did or didn’t act, as well as the psychological impact of their heroic actions.
A recent Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation newsletter highlights the need for studying outcomes through a lens of those who witnessed and/or responded to a cardiac arrest emergency.
This is why testimonials are such a powerful tool to help reinforce the importance of learning CPR. Students can connect their training with real experiences of people just like them.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for a testimonial from a student who performed CPR on his young son.