How to Save a Life: If a medical emergency happened in your office, would you be
Katie Couric and CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook showed
the Evening News team how to use an in this important YouTube video:
Katie points out just how easy it is to use a defibrillator. "Trust
me, they are a lot easier to use than they are to pronounce, and
they can save a life," she says.
More than a million people
have a heart attack a year, but only 300,000 have
and of those half of them have never had any previous history of heart
decreases. Nationally, if you go down and no one is around, there is
only a 4 – 6 percent survival rate. If you have CPR it can go up to 15
percent and with a defibrillator the survival rate can be 30 – 40 percent, even higher.