Women Less Likely to Receive CPR in Public?

Wednesday 29 November 4:17 PM

A recent study completed in Pennsylvania, America showed that men are ‘1.23 times more likely to receive bystander CPR in public settings, bumping up men's odds of survival in such incidents by 23 percent.’

The study in this report was completed on almost 20,000 different cases. It found that of those who were given public CPR, 45% were men while only 39% were women.

A discussion with some of our trainers and partners raised that this was quite a common topic of discussion raised in classes. Participants are often concerned with how it would look to bystanders, aswell as how to correctly show respect for the casualty.

"The key take away from these data is that we need to find better and more effective ways to educate the general public on the importance of providing bystander CPR, and the importance of being comfortable delivering it regardless of the factors like the gender, age, or even the weight of the person in need".

To read the full story, please visit the link here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5077643/Women-likely-receive-CPR-men.html

The team at Allens Training