Learn Hands Only CPR
Learn the steps—the life you save with CPR will most likely be someone you love.
- Call 911.
- Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
- Keep the beat at 100 beats per minute.
Who should learn CPR?
Anyone can learn CPR—and everyone should! Sadly, 70% of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either don’t know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.
Why learn CPR?
Nearly 326,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur every year, and 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
Why take action?
Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a person’s chance of survival, but only 32% of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. Fewer than 8% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
What can you do?
Don’t be afraid; your actions can only help. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, who’s not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive."
It's never to early to learn CPR.