Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives

2 steps to save a life

Each year, over 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of a hospital. Only 46% of those get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives. Sadly, 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival. Smoke Alarm

Take 60 Seconds to Learn How to Save a Life
Watch the 60 second demo video created by the American Heart Association to watch Hands-Only CPR instructional video. Share it with the people that are important in your life.

Music Can Save Lives
Hands-Only CPR has just 2 easy steps when you see a teen or adult suddenly collapses:

1. Call 9-1-1

2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song "Stayin' Alive"

During CPR, you should push on the chest at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute. Don't know what 100-120 beats per minute feels like try singing "Stayin' Alive" by the BeeGees. Research has shown that people are more likely to remember the correct pace when trained to beat of a familiar song. You can find examples of songs that fall in the range of 100-120 beats per minute on the CAL FIRE Hands-Only CPR Hits Spotify Playlist below.

The American Heart Association has a full list of CPR, First Aid and Emergency Cardiovascular Care courses. Visit American Heart Association's page to find out more about ways you can learn life-saving skills that may save the life of a loved one.

Educational information and graphics are from the American Heart Association.



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