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Hands-Only CPR

 According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Here are the American Heart Association's two tips for how to save a life. 

  1.  Call 9-1-1
  2.  Push Hard & Fast 

When performing CPR, you should push hard & fast in the center of the chest at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute, which corresponds to the beat of the song "Staying Alive" 

Watch the video below and visit to learn Hands-Only CPR and share this lifesaving information with the important people in your life.

Source: American Heart Association


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