Friday, June 28, 2013

AHA 2 Step CPR Hands Only

juneCPRJune is national CPR awareness and the AHA is promoting "Hands only CPR."  Here is the information:

Go to: to watch video and receive further information also can watch video on You Tube  

"2012 Hands-OnlyTM CPR Fact Sheet 

Remember disco? You can help save a life if you do.
If you see a teen or adult collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the 
beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” 
The American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR at 
this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. 
Take 60 seconds and hustle to to learn how you can help save a life. 

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests 
occur annually in the United States. 

•When a teen or adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting 
CPR from someone nearby. 

•Sadly, 89 percent of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die because they 
don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. 

•Most Americans (70 percent) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they 
don’t know how to administer CPR or they’re afraid of hurting the victim. 

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of 
someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.

•80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen in private or residential settings. 

 Unfortunately, only 41 percent of people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work or in 
public get the immediate help that they need before emergency help arrives. 

• Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac 
arrest at home, at work or in public. It can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. 

Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps: If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, (1) Call 9-1-1 and 
2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” 

• According to the American Heart Association, people feel more confident performing Hands Only CPR and are more likely to remember the correct rhythm when trained to the beat of the 
disco classic “Stayin’ Alive.” 

• "Stayin’ Alive" has more than 100 beats per minute, which is the rate you should push on the 
chest during CPR.

• Watch the 60-second demo video. Visit to watch the Hands-Only CPR 
instructional video and share it with the important people in your life. You can also find a CPR class near you. 

The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR campaign is supported by an educational grant 
from the WellPoint Foundation. 

NOTE: The AHA still recommends CPR with compressions and breaths for infants and children and victims of 
drowning, drug overdose, or people who collapse due to breathing problems."

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