Two Steps to Help Save a Life

In a cardiac arrest, every second counts. In fact, every minute CPR is delayed a victim’s chance of survival decreases by 10%. When ordinary people, not just healthcare providers, know and start CPR, a victim’s chance of survival can double, or even triple. 
 
We believe anyone can learn the simple steps to save a life, and everyone should.
 
If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse
 
1. Call your local emergency response number
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest 
 
Push to the beat of the Bee Gees’ disco classic “Stayin’ Alive” or another song that has at least 100 beats per minute. The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR at this beat can more than double a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
 
In honor of CPR Month in June, the American Heart Association is committed to help more people to learn about lifesaving CPR – and we need your help! Take 60 seconds and watch the video. Then share it with family and friends. Together we can help save more lives.
 

 

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