How to Do Hands-Only CPR

You don't need to know how to perform mouth-to-mouth cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. You can use hands-only CPR. 

Hands-only CPR how-to:

  1. Call 911 if you see someone collapse and they're not responsive when you ask them if they are OK. 
  2. Push hard and fast in the center of the person's chest. Use the beat of the disco classic "Stayin' Alive" to guide your compressions. No mouth-to-mouth breathing is required. 

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the vast majority of cardiac arrests take place at home or in a nonhospital public place. Most people who haven't learned CPR feel helpless to act in that situation. Yet when a person has a cardiac arrest, their survival depends on how quickly someone performs CPR. For every minute that passes before help arrives, SCA survival odds decrease by 7% to 10%. 

That's where hands-only CPR come in. It has been shown to be as effective as full CPR during the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest. 

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The PulsePoint app alerts CPR-trained bystanders to a cardiac emergency in nearby public areas so they can get to the scene and start CPR right away. The PulsePoint app is like Amber Alert for SCA victims. 

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