The Truth behind CPR Myths

One of the most pervasive myths about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is that it’s easy to hurt someone by doing it without having the proper training. In fact, injuries such as broken ribs caused by CPR are uncommon. When they do occur, they are vastly preferable to death. You can watch this video to hear more about the importance of acting quickly when someone’s breathing ceases.

You’ll hear the story of Jessica, who collapsed and stopped breathing when she was a teenager. Her mom quickly performed chest compressions, likely saving her life. Shortly thereafter, Jessica received an organ transplant. Today, she is a healthy adult who owes her life to CPR.

Riverside Community Hospital provides Riverside County’s sole organ transplant program, serving the needs of those who require kidney transplants. You can visit our website to read more about organ transplants or call (951) 788-3000 to speak with a registered nurse.

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