Innovative ways to Learn Chest Compressions -

Innovative ways to Learn Chest Compressions

Over time we have always heard the “Stayin Alive” song by the Bee Gees was the tempo used for CPR Compressions. Well that still holds true for everyone who knew it and it is true if you did not know it. 

What are some of the other well-known songs that represent the same tempo that we should do compressions? Well compressions are done to the rate of 100-120 compressions per minute and a little on the morbid side is “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen. But let’s keep this a little more on the positivity of the reason – trying to save a life.

How many of us are ABBA fans? “Dancing Queen” ranks in right at 100 BPM with the Lady Gaga song “Just Dance at 119BPM. But let’s get real we are trying to say “I will Survive” just like Gloria Gaynor with 117BPM.  

You know “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Fly” with Cyndi Lauper and Sugar Ray when we do the compression only CPR. 

And did you know Michael Jackson and Adele have in common? They have the beat range when “rumor has it” about the “man in the mirror. 

As you can see by this list, many songs have the beat range for CPR:

These songs are great to learn CPR:

  • “Stayin’ Alive” – Bee Gees – 103 BPM
  • “Dancing Queen” – ABBA – 100 BPM
  • “Cecilia” – Simon & Garfunkel – 102 BPM
  • “Hard To Handle” – The Black Crowes – 104 BPM
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake – 113 BPM (This is an original song from the movie “Trolls”)
  • “Rock Your Body” – Justin Timberlake – 100 BPM
  • “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor – 117 BPM
  • “MMMBop” – Hanson – 104 BPM
  • “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper – 120 BPM
  • “Just Dance” – Lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis – 119 BPM
  • “Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers, Coldplay – 103 BPM
  • “Rumour Has It” – Adele – 120 BPM
  • “Fly” – Sugar Ray – 100 BPM
  • “Hips Don’t Lie” – Shakira – 100 BPM
  • “Work It” – Missy Elliott – 102 BPM
  • “Suddenly I See” – KT Tunstall – 100 BPM
  • “Crazy” – Gnarls Barkley – 112 BPM
  • “Man in the Mirror” – Michael Jackson – 100 BPM
  • “One Week” – Barenaked Ladies – 113 BPM

But lets face it, this is not a comprehensive list. There are many more songs we could put on here but the Coup de grâce  Is. . . Baby Shark.   Push the chest had and fast and at least two inches in depth. Remember take a class and #beprepared.

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