Michael Jackson's personal physician performed CPR while Jackson was on the bed. In the clip from ABC, Dr. Benjamin Abella gave a few statistics and tips that would be helpful for anyone who wants to know more about CPR.
- Cardiac arrest claims about 300,000 lives per year.
- Less than 10 percent of people live after having cardiac arrest
- If CPR is started immediately, that percentage doubles or triples
- Two hands should always be used for CPR compressions
It’s a good idea to get enrolled in a CPR class if your certification is not up to date. Abella said people have a hard time finding classes. Movies and television usually don’t make for a good example either. In an effort to make it easier, click this link: First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibulator (AED) Class Schedule.