Health & Fitness 61% of people don’t know how to respond to cardiac arrest, poll finds

22:41  04 december  2017
22:41  04 december  2017 Source:   Press Association

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Most people in the UK do not know how to respond if someone’s heart stops beating, a survey has found . Nearly two-thirds ( 61 %) admitted they would not know what to do if faced with a cardiac arrest and seven out of 10 people (70%) said they would not feel confident using a defibrillator

Most people in the UK do not know how to respond if someone’s heart stops beating, a survey has found . Nearly two-thirds ( 61 %) admitted they would not know what to do if faced with a cardiac arrest and seven out of 10 people (70%) said they would not feel confident using a defibrillator

An emergency defibrillator in Garforth, Leeds (Chris Radburn/PA) © Provided by The Press Association An emergency defibrillator in Garforth, Leeds (Chris Radburn/PA) Most people in the UK do not know how to respond if someone’s heart stops beating, a survey has found.

Nearly two-thirds (61%) admitted they would not know what to do if faced with a cardiac arrest and seven out of 10 people (70%) said they would not feel confident using a defibrillator, according to the poll for St John Ambulance.

The first aid charity warned that lives were being put at risk as it launched its C.A.R.E for a Heart campaign, to encourage the public to learn how to treat a cardiac arrest in advance.

More than half of people (53%) do not know where their nearest life-saving equipment is and 62% wrongly believe a defibrillator would cause harm to a patient, the YouGov survey of 2,000 British adults found.

First Aid Emergency CPR on a Man who has Heart Attack or Shock © Provided by Shutterstock First Aid Emergency CPR on a Man who has Heart Attack or Shock But up to seven out of 10 people who suffer a cardiac arrest could survive if they are treated with a defibrillator within the first five minutes, St John Ambulance said.

The charity urged people to find their closest defibrillator, be ready to spot the signs of cardiac arrest, know how to perform CPR and remember that early defibrillation gives the best chance of survival – grouped under the acronym C.A.R.E.

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James Radford, director of St John Ambulance, said its research showed Britain has “a long way to go” in educating the public.

He said: “None of us want to find ourselves in a situation where we couldn’t save a loved one’s life, any more than we’d want them to stand by helpless if we suffered a cardiac arrest.

“That’s why we are urging everybody to learn the four simple steps of C.A.R.E today; so that if the worst happens tomorrow, we can all act quickly and confidently, especially when every second counts.”

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61% of people don’t know how to respond to cardiac arrest, poll finds .
St John Ambulance has launched a campaign to encourage the public to learn how to treat a cardiac arrest.Nearly two-thirds (61%) admitted they would not know what to do if faced with a cardiac arrest and seven out of 10 people (70%) said they would not feel confident using a defibrillator, according to the poll for St John Ambulance.

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