Henrico County Alumnae Chapter (HCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. welcomes you to our homepage and extends the warmth and bond of sincere sisterhood.
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June is Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Month
Did you know that you have 3 minutes to 'drop to shock' once someone collapses from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)? Defibrillation within 3 minutes increases the chance of survival to over 70%.1 The rule of thumb is 1 ½ minutes to get to the AED, and 1 minute to return to the victim. 2 The clock is ticking and there are only 2:59 minutes to act!
SCA is a leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 350,000 lives per year.3 A heart attack is not the same as SCA. In simple terms, a heart attack is a ‘plumbing’ problem caused when a vessel becomes clogged. SCA is an ‘electrical’ problem.
SCA is more common than you think, and it can happen to anyone at any time. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compressions that delivers oxygen and artificial circulation to a person whose heart has stopped. Anyone can learn CPR - and everyone should! Sadly, 70% of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88% of sudden cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love. #HealthMatters #hcacdst #womentakecharge #dst1913
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