FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If someone collapsed in front of you, could you perform CPR?
If you answered no, you’re hardly alone. Just over half of Americans know how to perform the emergency procedure. And even fewer know the recommended hands-only technique for bystanders, a new Cleveland Clinic survey reveals.
“When someone is suffering from cardiac arrest, time is not on their side,” Dr. Steve Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine, said in a clinic news release.