According to the American Heart Association, the national survival rate for cardiac arrest is only 8 percent, but CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.
WCCO Mid-Morning welcomed Kim Harkins with Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium (and an American Heart Association volunteer), along with Dale Wakasugi, a two-time cardiac arrest survivor and also an American Heart Association volunteer.READ MORE: Wild And Timberwolves Win Big Saturday, United Ties
They provided a hands-on demonstration for how to perform CPR.READ MORE: Family Mourns 'Loving' And 'Gentle' St. Paul Man After Fatal Hit-And-Run
The American Heart Association is pushing for a “Telephone CPR or T-CPR bill” here in Minnesota to establish protocols so dispatchers are trained consistently and better prepared to assist in CPR. You can click here for more information.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Gophers Beat Maryland 34-16
And if you are looking for a CPR class to attend on your own, here is a tool to help you find a course.