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.
Dr. Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.