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Do you have a HeartSafe Home?
We want to hear from you! Enter our Staying Alive video contest.
Cardiac arrest often happens in the home. Knowing how to respond quickly (two minutes or less!) may save a life.
Make a home video practicing your cardiac arrest plan and send it to us. Contest winners will receive cash prizes. All winners will be posted to the heartsafehome.org website and may be featured in digital and print material from the OHCA Learning Community.
What are the chances of someone dying from…
Sudden cardiac arrest is NOT a heart attack; it is an electrical malfunction that causes the heart to stop beating effectively.
The heart cannot supply blood to the body and brain.
Unlike a heart attack, there are often no warning signs or symptoms.
The victim suddenly passes out and is unable to call for help.
of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home.
Make a plan with your household and practice regularly.
Use a cell phone. Put the phone on speaker while talking with the 911 dispatcher and starting CPR.
Double or triple the chance of survival by performing hands-only CPR immediately.
Make sure your entrance is unlocked, giving first responders easy access to your residence.
Push hard and fast in center of chest until help arrives.
Together we can improve out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survival rates.
We invite all community members to learn more.