CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation): An emergency procedure done when someone’s heart or breathing has stopped. It involves compressing the chest over the heart (compressions) and pushing air into the lungs (rescue breaths) to maintain circulation.

AED (Automatic External Defibrillator): A portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life-threatening heart rhythms and is able to treat them through defibrillation (shock).

Over 350, 000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest occur yearly in the United States.

While 70% of cardiac arrest that occur out of hospital happen at home, only about 46% of people who experience it get immediate help.

About 90 % of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest end in fatality. CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival.

Fun Facts

CPR compressions are done at a rate of 100-120 BEATS per minute. There are several songs that can assist you in keeping the BEAT

  • Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees
  • I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
  • Work It by Missy Elliot
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cindy Lauper
  • MMBop by Hanson
  • Achy Braky Heart by Billy Ray Sirus
  • Crazy In Love by Beyoncé
  • Man In the Mirror by Michael Jackson
  • Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynrd
  • Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira