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Keep The Beat: Learn Hands Only CPR


National CPR Week is a great time to brush up on your CPR skills.

If you’re a newbie to CPR or you find attending your local Red Cross for CPR classes a little intimidating, you can learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR instead. If you witness a teen or adult suddenly collapse, all you have to do is:


  1. Call 9-1-1, and
  2. Push Hard and Fast in the Center of the Chest until Help Arrives.


You can take a look at the video in my previous CPR awareness post Here to learn the hands-only CPR process step by step.

Looking for a fun way to remember how fast you should press? Just watch the video above of a family dinner scene turned disco party as they dance to Street Corner Symphony’s a cappella version of “Stayin’ Alive”, which has the same beats per minute as the ideal rate of chest compressions during hands only CPR. Also be sure to share this important lifesaving video with your family and friends.

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For more hands only CPR tips and information, the American Heart Association website at www.heart.org/handsonlycpr. Also join in and follow the conversation all week long using the hashtag: #CPRWeek on social media.


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I am proud to be a Go Red Blogger Ambassador for the American Heart Association, using social media to drive awareness of the fight against heart disease in women in order to live healthier, stronger and longer lives.


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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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