Six minutes after someone stops breathing brain death occurs and the victim will probably die.
One of the main reasons for this is medical professionals do not arrive in time.
When an emergency arises a well-trained individual can make the difference between life and death.
What would you do while waiting for an ambulance?
Would you know what to do and what not to do if someone was having a heart attack or a stroke? What would you do if someone was severely bleeding right in front of you? Would you know how to help them and protect yourself?
The answer to these questions can literally mean the difference between life and death; yours or someone you know. The ironic thing about learning CPR and First Aid is that most people usually wait until after something happens; after they could have helped someone. After they learn a lesson about being prepared. People are funny, they say these things are very important, but they show what is important (at the time) by spending money on things like dining out, videos, computers and sound systems instead of on a CPR course.
Why does every one wait until after a disaster happens to do something to prevent it?
Attention: ASRI does NOT endorse certification in CPR, first aid, or professional-level resuscitation without hands-on skill practice and evaluation by a qualified instructor.