By Tim Kowols
A push is being made by the American Heart Association to ensure that 911 dispatchers are trained and able to provide CPR instructions over the phone. According to the American Heart Association, heart attack victims’ chance of survival drops ten percent with each passing minute. Door County Medical Center Emergency Chairperson George Gorchynsky says although it does not replace the certification process for someone, it could be very important information to give in a time of need.
An estimated 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac events happen every year in the United States, often with tragic consequences if CPR and defibrillation are not used.