Dr. Koshki and his Team have just completed their biennial CPR and Basic Life Support training and re-certification. It’s important for all healthcare providers to be prepared to handle a medical emergency, in fact, it’s the law. Dr. Koshki urges all of his friends and patients to get their certification too.
CPR saves lives. More than 300,000 people have cardiac arrests in the United States every year. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when an electrical rhythm problem occurs and the heart is no longer able to pump blood effectively to the rest of the body. You might see a person suddenly collapse, lose consciousness, and stop breathing. The longer the body goes without circulation, the lower the chance of survival. By performing CPR, you are able to help the person’s blood keep circulating until an ambulance arrives and more advanced tools can be used. We know that the chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest increases significantly, by more than double, when CPR is started early. Contact the American Heart Association or Red Cross for CPR certification – your training could save the life of someone you love.