From the Daily Scan: Would you recognize a life-threatening medical emergency right in front of you?
Submitted by Communications & Public Affairs
Do you know what’s happening to this man in the video? Incredibly, most people who took part in a recent study did NOT.
The study, published this week in the Academic Emergency Medicine journal, found nine out of ten people would not recognize a cardiac arrest if it happened right in front of them.
Dr. David Barbic and his team surveyed more than 230 people around B.C. The research participants watched a video clip of a person demonstrating a cardiac arrest and were asked to identify the medical emergency. Only 11 per cent of participants recognized a cardiac arrest, though nearly half of them had some kind of training in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
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