The American Heart Association is celebrating the CPR week with the new Hands-Only™ CPR course of action. The Hands-Only™ CPR can actually double or triple an individual’s chances of surviving cardiac arrest.
What should you do if you see a person suddenly collapsing?
- Start performing Hands-Only™ CPR for which you just have to follow 2 simple steps:
- Immediately call 911; and
- Start performing chest compressions i.e. push hard and fast in the center of the victim’s chest to “Stayin’ Alive” beat without any interruption till the arrival of the 911 emergency help.
- Go to http://www.heart.org/handsonlycpr to learn the two Hands-Only™ CPR steps and become eligible to save a life.
How can music be helpful in saving a life?
- When you perform CPR, you are required to carry out chest compressions at a rate of hundred per minute and Bee Gees popular disco song “Stayin’ Alive” is a perfect match for this.
- In accordance to the American Heart Association, people generally feel more confident while carrying out Hands-Only™ CPR and so, are more liable to push at the correct rate when trained to the beat of a famous song.
Why you should go for Hands-Only™ CPR?
- As per the American Heart Association, Hands-Only™ CPR is proven to be equally effective in saving a cardiac arrest victim as conventional mouth-to-mouth CPR. However, people are usually more comfortable performing Hands-Only™ CPR.
- In accordance with a recent study Hands-Only™ CPR carried out by bystanders has found out to be more effective in keeping the cardiac arrest victims alive with better brain function.
- Hands-Only™ CPR instantly increases the survival chances of a cardiac arrest victim to more than double.
Why did the AHA introduce the Hands-Only™ CPR Campaign?
The reason of launching the Hands-Only™ CPR Campaign by the American Heart Association is that ninety percent of the victims who get out-of-hospital cardiac arrests do not survive. And according to the AHA, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, particularly when carried out instantly can increase the survival chances of a cardiac arrest victim.