In hospitals, the survival rate from cardiac arrest is 24%; outside hospitals, where immediate CPR and defibrillator use are much less common, it's about 6%. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2015/11/01/cpr-training-update/74594704/)
So why don't more people attempt CPR?
1. Not recognizing cardiac arrest
Sign up for a CPR and/or First Aid Class and learn to recognize the symptoms and what to do in an emergency.
Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.