Many people are thinking right now,
How to perform CPR + AED to a cardiac arrest victim, especially to a stranger on the public street?
Is it even safe to perform CPR now with the current coronavirus outbreak?
According to gov.sg, members of the public can perform “hands-only CPR” without the need for mouth-to-mouth breathing. When performed early, “hands-only CPR” has been found to be as effective in increasing a victim’s chance of survival as conventional CPR. Members of the public are also reminded to practise good personal hygiene after attending to an incident.
A person who suffers a cardiac arrest can experience death within minutes, with the chances of survival dropping by 10% for every minute without CPR. Your prompt intervention is crucial to a cardiac arrest victim’s survival.
Of course, once you’re done performing CPR, remember to practise good personal hygiene and wash your hands.