DOUBLE-DIGIT GAINS FOR NEW JERSEYANS IN CPR, HEIMLICH MANEUVER TRAINING, RUTGERS-EAGLETON PUBLIC HEALTH POLL FINDS

Posted at 3:17 pm October 6, 2014, in Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Rutgers-Eagleton Public Health Series

As New Jerseyans become more health conscious, they also have gained an appreciation for the importance of learning to perform two potentially life-saving techniques, CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. The latest Rutgers-Eagleton Health Series poll finds that since a similar 1997 survey, the percentage of state residents who are trained in the former has increased from 38 percent to 59 percent. The percentage who understands how to treat choking or suffocation victims by applying the Heimlich maneuver has climbed from 36 percent to 50 percent.

 

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