Learn Hands-Only CPR in 60 Seconds

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Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death with nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cases occurring every year in the United States. Still worse, about 89 percent of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die because they don’t receive immediate CPR.

Research shows that Hands-Only CPR (without mouth-to-mouth breaths) performed by a bystander is just as effective in the first few minutes of sudden cardiac arrest in an out-of-hospital setting. Here’s how to do it.

"Stayin' Alive" in two easy steps

No matter where you are, if you witness a teen or an adult suddenly collapse, you need to act fast – a delay of just a few minutes could be the difference between life and death. So check out this video from The American Heart Association, and remember these two easy steps:

  1. Call 9-1-1, or have someone else call immediately
  2. Push down hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ disco hit “Stayin’ Alive”
Hopefully, you’ll never have to use Hands-Only CPR, but in the event of an emergency, your preparedness could save a life. Learn more about Hands-Only CPR and read these true survivor stories for inspiration.


Learn how to perform CPR in this 60-second video showing Hands-Only CPR in action.