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Grand Canyon University Impact Study
Currently there is no policy in the state of Arizona requiring senior independent living facilities to perform CPR on residents or to have staff trained in CPR methods. Individuals who have to wait for an emergency response personnel only have a 10.6% chance of survival; however, according to a study by the American heart Association, if the person is resuscitated by a bystander the chance of survival increases to 31.4%. The lack of immediate resuscitation also impacts the level of neurological damage to the individual, which manifests in significant healthcare costs to individual’s insurance and government insurance programs.
In light of this, a financial and social impact study was conducted on the lack of policy of immediate resuscitation in senior independent living facilities in Phoenix, Arizona. Review the results here!