Most out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occur in the home, meaning your CPR training is most likely to be used to save the life of a loved one.
A recent Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation newsletter highlights key OHCA findings based on ongoing Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) data from 2020. Here’s the breakdown:
- 73.9% of OHCA in adults are in a home, 15.1% are in a public setting and 10.9% are in a nursing home
- 87.5% of OHCA in children are in a home and 12.2% are in a public place
This data further emphasizes the importance of CPR training for the whole family.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for more information about CPR training for all ages.