• 1740 - Paris Academy of Sciences first recommended mouth to mouth resuscitation on drowning victims
  • 1891 – First documented chest compressions on humans
  • 1960 – American Heart Association established program to perform CPR (the forerunner to CPR as we know it today)
  • 1972 – Leonard Cobb held 1st mass citizen training in Seattle, Washington (100,000 were trained in the first 2/12 years)
  • 1990’s – PAD (Public Access Defibrillation) program was developed
  • Close to a million people die every year due to coronary artery disease
  • Most cardiac events occur in the home or work environment (usually a family member or colleague)
  • Effective CPR and the use of an AED can save as many as 1/3 of those lives