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The Ascension Health Faith Community Coordinator will provide hands only CPR and AED demonstration on June 19th from 6pm – 7:30pm.  This will be a free training and will only take about 15 minutes.  Please sign-up in Fellowship Hall so we know how many people to plan for.   If you need BLS certification, this will not meet your needs.  But if you would like to be able to help someone increase their chance of survival if they experience a cardiac event, this is for you!

Q: What is Hands-Only CPR?

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without rescue breaths. If you see a teen or adult collapse, you can perform Hands-Only CPR with just two easy steps:

1) Call 911 and

2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The song is 100 beats per minute – the minimum rate you should push on the chest during Hands-Only CPR.

Q: Why would you use Hands-Only CPR?

With 70 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happening at home, if you’re called on to perform Hands-Only CPR, you’ll likely be trying to save the life of someone you know and love. Hands-Only CPR carried out by a bystander has been shown to be as effective as CPR with breaths in the first few minutes during an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest for an adult victim.

Q: Does learning Hands-Only CPR increase the chance of a bystander taking action in a cardiac emergency?

Yes. Most Americans (70 percent) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to administer CPR or they’re afraid of hurting the victim. According to the American Heart Association, people are more likely to remember the correct pace when trained to the beat of the disco classic “Stayin’ Alive” or another familiar song with 100 to 120 beats per minute – the rate you should push on the chest during CPR.



If you have any questions, contact Paula Robinson