Women and CPR – level 1
A person has a cardiac arrest when his or her heart stops working. This is very dangerous. You can help this person by giving him or her CPR.
When you give CPR, you press down on the person’s chest. You massage the person’s heart like this. You breathe into the person’s mouth, too.
Scientists do a study. They study how many people give CPR in public. They find out that women get 23% less CPR than men.
Some people want to know why. People use models to learn CPR. The models look like men. They do not look like women. The people think that this reason can be why. They make the Womanikin. You put the Womanikin on the model. The model looks like a woman, not a man, with the Womankin.
Difficult words: chest (the front part of your body between the neck and the belly), breathe (pull in or push out air), public (out with other people), find out (learn).
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