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Did you know that there are more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that occur annually in the United States? They are the leading cause of death, and only about 1 in 10 victims survives.

Minnesota has recognized this and our office is prepared.

Over-the-phone CPR instruction by a dispatcher, also known as telephone CPR or T-CPR, can enable a caller to become a lay rescuer, and by doing so make the difference between life and death. Early CPR performed by a lay rescuer is associated with a roughly twofold increase in the chances of survival. The first unofficial TCPR case was provided in the state of Washington in 1975 with Salt Lake City entering full implementation in 1978…