Friday, April 19, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD

Health Experts Urge Education, Community Partnerships to Offset Racial Disparities in CPR Rates

June 8, 2022
cpr, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, medical treatment

In August 2021, Dr. Bryan O. Buckley — a member of the board of directors for the American Heart Association’s Greater Washington Region — helped save a man’s life by administering CPR when he collapsed suddenly along Three Notch Trail in St. Mary’s County. Buckley recalled that Christopher Holton, a Black man in his early 50s, went into cardiac arrest on the trail. Holton was “gasping for air,” Buckley said, and while there were other bystanders around at the time, no one came forth to try to provide first aid. Buckley said he had last performed CPR some 10 years ago at the time.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

The Morning Rundown

We’re staying up to the minute on the issues shaping the future. Join us on the newsletter of choice for Maryland politicos and business leaders. It’s always free to join and never a hassle to leave. See you on the inside.