November marks CPR Awareness Month in Canada, and St. John Ambulance (British Columbia and Yukon) encourages everyone to learn CPR.
CPR, or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, is a critical life support skill for use in emergency situations where a person is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
Artificial respiration provides oxygen to the lungs, while artificial circulation causes blood to flow through the body.
When the heart stops, brain damage can occur after just four minutes. After 12 minutes, the chance of survival drops to about five per cent.
For info: www.sja.ca