Hands Only CPR

American Heart Association CPR & First Aid
Nationally Sponsored by Anthem Foundation

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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.


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We’re hitting the road to teach people to save lives with Hands-Only™. Check out our new Mobile Tour page to see if it’s coming to your city!

2014 Mobile Tour

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