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Training & Education

CPR (Hands-Only CPR)

CPR (Hands-Only CPR)

Hands-only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths, and has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest, doubling or even tripling a victim’s chance of survival.

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.


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.

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