Hands Only CPR

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All Americans should learn lifesaving hands only CPR.

  • Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Everyone should know how to perform CPR in an emergency.
  • Immediate, effective CPR could more than double a victim’s chance of survival.

When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Unfortunately less than 1/3 of those people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work, or in a public place get that help.  Most bystanders are worried that they might do something wrong or make things worse that’s why the American Heart Association has simplified things.  Don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help.

There are only 2 steps to Hands Only CPR.

  1. Call 911
  2. Push hard and fast in the center of the person’s chest about 100 beats per minute.

Push to the beat of “Stayin Alive” and you could save a life.

If you have any questions about “hands only CPR” you can call 1-877-AHA-4CPR 1-242-4277. If you have a computer you can go to www.handsonlyCPR.org.


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