Strangers rarely provide first aid to women than men

Strangers rarely provide first aid to women than men

More than 350 000 Americans annually suffer a heart attack outside the home and the hospital. This happens spontaneously – in the car, on the street, in the store. About 90% of people who have experienced a stroke, die, but CPR and first aid can double and even triple chances of survival.

A study conducted by researchers from the Heart Association and National Institutes of Health, shows that in an emergency situation, the woman is less likely to receive first aid from a stranger than a man. The analysis covers more than 20 000 cases of heart attacks that happened to people on the street. The results are impressive: only 39% of women passers-by tried to do CPR compared with 45% of men. Largely because of this survivor of the attack men 23% morethan women.

Strangers rarely provide first aid to women than men

An employee of the University of Pennsylvania who led the study, Audrey Bluer, believes that this statistic is caused by the internal barrier. Many believe that in order to do artificial respiration should unbutton or take off clothes, exposing women’s Breasts. However, this is not the case. Enough to remove outer clothing, to make contact with the body. Touch the chest is also not necessary, doctors say. The correct procedure of performing artificial respiration provides strong pressure in the field, which is located in the middle — in the center of the chest. On the lips of women can be lipstick, so many feel disgust or unwilling to get dirty. And this is also the reason for the inaction of people in an emergency.

The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.


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