Friday, April 18, 2008

Hands-Only CPR, not rocket science

Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone suddenly collapsed in a room full of rocket scientists?

No? Me either.

Even so, the video below from the American Heart Association (AHA) shows you what would happen.

Instead of sitting back and discussing what to do while a heart attack victim lay helpless on the floor, just remember two simple steps: call 911 and start pushing hard and quickly in the center of the person's chest.

The AHA recently released a scientific statement explaining that Hands-Only CPR can be just as effective as conventional CPR when an adult collapses from cardiac arrest.

And, bystanders can more than double a victim's chance of survival by giving CPR.

Read our recent post about the new Hands-Only CPR technique and visit for more information.

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