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Healthy Living: Importance of learning to save a life

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February 27, 2013 | 2,648 views | Post a comment

Did you know that according to the American Heart Association, we have a 70 percent chance of performing the Heimlich Maneuver on a family member or someone we know? Former paramedic and CPR instructor Conrad Gonzales gives some startling statistics:

•It takes three minutes for an adult to become unconscious from choking, and another three minutes for the heart to stop due to lack of oxygen.

•For an child or infant, it takes two minutes before he/she passes out, and another two minutes to go into cardiac arrest.

•The brain will start to suffer irreversible damage after four to six minutes.

•The average response time for an ambulance in the city is six to eight minutes.

•Many people, especially children, do not know the universal sign of a choking victim.

•The entrance to an infant’s airway/windpipe is approximately the size of their pinky finger.

Gonzales offes a video, “The Heimlich Maneuver: The Thrust of Life,” which is available for rent at the Wilson County News.

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