Two Sudbury doctors are hoping to train northerners with CPR. Dr. Sarah McIsaac and Dr. Rob Ohle are behind the Northern City of Heroes. It is an initiative to encourage northerners to learn the basics of bystander CPR.
Why bystander CPR is important
Ohle stated that performing CPR can be scary. There are many barriers that prevents people from performing the life-saving technique. The most common is fear, usually fear of hurting someone, especially if it is a loved one and the fear of doing it wrong.
To overcome those fears, Ohle and McIsaac are offered free CPR demonstrations and practice sessions.
When it comes to how hard and fast to push on someone’s chest during CPR, Ohle stated that it is best to remember a song with 120 beats per minute such as Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees or Baby Shark, which is a popular children’s song.
At the end of the day, the objective is to get more people comfortable in performing CPR. Remember that it is better to help. If no action is made, the chances of survival drops by 10% for each passing minute.
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