That’s all you get according to the statistics when performing manual CPR on a victim of cardiac arrest. Not great I hear you say, but how often does someone have a cardiac arrest at the dentist anyway? Sure it can be a stressful environment for some on occasion. Let’s also not forget that we see a broad cross section of society, from healthy babies to the chronically ill elderly. But at Moody Terrace and Albert Place, in the last 60 years that we have been established – we have never had to perform life saving (???) CPR. Yes we’ve had the odd medical emergency, but fortunately our training has yet to be called into force. So how can we improve the odds for a patient suffering cardiac arrest? Well statistics also show that an AED (automated External Defibrillator) increases survival rates to around 70% for those who have a shockable rhythm. Great news!!! But we don’t need one at Moody Terrace or Albert Place if we’ve never had an incident requiring it in 60 years do we? Well that’s not the point. We always want the best for our patients whatever the circumstances, and that’s why we have one, and that’s why all of our staff are trained to use it and that’s why we were closed for half a day last week!