They even have an app for most smartphones.
There are many different reasons why laypeople are gun-shy about performing CPR, but – I’m just speculating – the ick factor of mouth-to-mouth ventilation is probably one of the big reasons. To spread the word and get as many people to at least learn CPR, I’m introducing the slogan, “Hands-Only, no cooties.”
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates CAN be improved with more regular people willing and able to perform Hands-Only™ CPR. High school is a very logical place to start teaching people CPR. After that, things like the Fire Department CPR app – which notifies users where CPR is needed – would totally make sense.
Please spread the word.