Mom-Drawn Sketches Teach Youngsters How to Perform CPR

May 2, 2017
By Min RuiEditor: Rong Chen
Mom-Drawn Sketches Teach Youngsters How to Perform CPR

Chinese character reads: "If I fainted at home, and there is only you and me, don't just cry. Don't shake me vigorously. Keep calm and call my name, and gently pat my shoulder." [Wechat]


If your mother stopped breathing, would you know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR?

The reality is that most children in China wouldn't. It's this reality which has prompted a Chinese mother put together a simple instructional program together in the form of a cartoon.

These hand drawing pictures have been trending on Chinese social media platforms since first being put online.

The woman behind the cartoon is a trained doctor.

Her friend's son's died of a heart attack, prompting her to create the cartoon.

According American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is an increasing and devastating health threat in China. An estimated 230 million people in China suffer from some level of cardiovascular disease.

It's estimated close to 550,000 people die in China every year from heart-related illnesses.

Doctors suggest immediate CPR by someone nearby can double or triple a victim's chance of survival.

However, less than 1 percent of people in China who have a heart attack outside a hospital setting survive, compared to about 12 percent in the United States.


Mom-Drawn Sketches Teach Youngsters How to Perform CPR

Chinese characters on the cartoon clearly indicate the procedures needed to perform emergency CPR on someone.[Wechat]


(Source: China Plus)

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