9-1-1 Operators Could Save More Lives By Coaching Callers in CPR

By, Laura Blue, Time Healthland

The idea of having a heart attack is scary enough, but what if no one is around to help in your hour of need? The sobering reality is that only a small fraction of people who experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital currently survive, mainly because they don’t get cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. But more of them would live, according to a report from the American Heart Association (AHA), if 9-1-1 dispatchers could better coach bystanders in CPR.

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