Hands Only CPR Saves Lives!

July 16, 2014

Hands-Only™ CPR Can Save Lives.

Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help.
When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.

How to Give Hands-Only CPR.

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive." CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival, and "Stayin' Alive" has the right beat for Hands-Only CPR.

Check out this video to see hands only CPR in action

For more information, visit Hands-Only CPR at the American Heart Association website

Empowered to Serve

What is the American Heart Association's EmPowered to Serve Community?

The megacommunity is a group of individuals from the faith-based sector, organizations, businesses and government coming together to focus on improving health in multicultural communities. This group will share best practices, develop strategies and ultimately help to drive a "sustainable culture of health" within our nation through guiding individuals to better health and changing the environment in which we live.  
EmPowered to Serve Objectives:
  • Increase healthy living behaviors
  • Enhance the chain of survival
  • Expand access and empower communities