When the breathing stops, the brain begins to die in 4-6 minutes; the average EMS (911) response time in the United States 8-14 minutes! Without bystander CPR, the person has little chance of survival. Approved by American Environmental Health and Safety & American CPR Training, this program is the most current and expansive video resource of its kind, featuring NEW American standards in basic lifesaving skills as set forth by the latest Emergency Cardiac Care Guidelines 2005. The viewer will learn techniques such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and how to deal with airway obstructions for choking situations. These important skills are demonstrated and described for the adult casualty, which in lifesaving terms is 8 years old and up. This program will also help the viewer to recognize and treat for someone who is suffering from a Heart Attack or Stroke, which are America's #1 killers, also known as cardiovascular disease. This program serves as an introduction to AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) which are a critical part of the chain of survival, and are being deployed in public places throughout the US. This video is designed to provide the "non-professional" rescuer with the knowledge and skills required to help SAVE A LIFE! A.C.T. Now!