Only 46% of cardiac arrest victims receive CPR from a bystander. That statistic includes bystanders who are either certified in BLS or who at least know the fundamentals of hands-only CPR. Reasons bystanders have given for not providing CPR include that their skills are not up to date (28%), CPR is too complicated (24%), or just a lack of confidence (18%). It’s hard to believe that anyone would fail to act if they witnessed a cardiac arrest. But, they often do. We in the resuscitation training community can help change that.
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