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Knowledge of Staff Nurses Regarding Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Shaveta Sharma, Jaspreet Kaur, Kiran Batra


Heart disease is the world’s largest killer, claiming 17.5 million lives every year. About every 29 sec, an Indian dies of heart problem. As many as 20,000 new heart patients develop every day in India, six crore Indians suffered from heart disease and 30% more are at high risk. By 2020, India will have the largest coronary heart disease (CAD) burden in the world and will account for one third of all deaths; many of them will be young. The risk of sudden cardiac death from coronary artery disease in adults is estimated to be 1 per 1,000 adults of 35 years of age and older, per year. About 75 to 80% of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home. Hence, being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can make the difference between life and death for a victim. Effective CPR provided immediately after cardiac arrest can double victim’s chances of survival. If more people know CPR, more lives can be saved [1].


Keywords: Coronary heart disease, cardiac death, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, cardiac arrests


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Shaveta Sharma, Jaspreet Kaur, Kiran Batra. Knowledge of Staff Nurses Regarding Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Research & Reviews: Journal of Surgery. 2017; 6(1): 6–11p.

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