Quiz: Cardiac Arrest and Chest Compressions 101

You may know that cardiac arrest can happen anytime and anywhere, but you may not know that more than 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of a hospital setting each year in the United States. In the event of a cardiac arrest, minutes matter.

Whether it is someone in your family, a friend, or the person at the table next to you, immediately calling 911 and starting chest compressions may save their life.

Take the quiz below to test your knowledge of cardiac arrest and how you could potentially save someone’s life.

Cardiac arrest is different from a heart attack.

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Only individuals who are in poor health or have heart problems can experience cardiac arrest.

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Most cardiac arrests happen in the hospital.

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“Hands-only CPR” means pushing with your hands only.

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When delivering hard and fast chest compressions, you should aim for 60 beats per minute.

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You can potentially save someone’s life by only giving them chest compressions until emergency professionals arrive

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Emergencies can take many forms and occur at any time. You never know when you might find yourself at the scene of a fire, accident, sudden cardiac arrest, overdose, or other crisis situation.

Minutes Matter, a partnership between UPMC and the City of Pittsburgh, provides our community with access to basic emergency information and education, so they can help others in need – whether in their homes or in the community.

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