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Why African American Parents?

​Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)

Bystander CPR

  • Bystander CPR is performed by a person who is physically close to the person needing CPR but not part of the emergency medical services (EMS).

  • The number of African Americans with CPR training must increase to improve the CPR bystander response to infants who need CPR.

  • Read article Bystander CPR improves survival, neurological outcomes in U. S. children: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161113155707.htm

 

Highlights from article

  • Children receiving bystander CPR overall survival rate was 13.2 percent.

  • Children without bystander CPR overall survival rate was 9.5 percent. 

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