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Lima Rotarians learn hands-only CPR

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Monday, Lima Rotarians learning hands-only CPR, which can save a life. Monday, Lima Rotarians learning hands-only CPR, which can save a life.
There are two simple steps to effective CPR: calling 9-1-1 immediately, and providing CPR until first responders arrive. There are two simple steps to effective CPR: calling 9-1-1 immediately, and providing CPR until first responders arrive.

It can double, if not triple a person's chances of survival that has suffered cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting.

Monday, Lima Rotarians learning hands-only CPR, which can save a life. Dr. Pamela Gardner, Division Chief of Cardiology at Lima Memorial Health System, says there are two simple steps to effective CPR: calling 9-1-1 immediately, and providing CPR until first responders arrive. Cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction of the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs, and other organs. Dr. Gardner says time is muscle.

"Start CPR, start it now, otherwise the person's chances of survival is nothing. If you can do this, they have a two to three times a better chance of survival and getting to them hospital, hopefully intervening, and saving that person's life," said Gardner.

Dr. Gardner says you want to do compressions at about 100 to 120 per minute for an adult. That's equivalent to the beat of the Bee Gees' hit song "Stayin' Alive".

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