Keep the Beat, Learn Hands-Only CPR

Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. Visit heart.org/HandsOnlyCPR to watch the Hands-Only CPR instructional video and share it with the important people in your life. 

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You can save a life

The 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care emphasize quick action by bystanders to begin CPR and training for all.

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EmPOWERED to Serve Health Lesson – Keep the Beat, Learn Hands-Only CPR | Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating. And it is more common than you think. It can happen to anyone at any time. Seven out of 10 cardiac arrests occur at a home or residence. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
About 10% of people who go into cardiac arrest at home or work do not survive. The impact on multicultural communities is great.

CPR Saves Lives

Learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR if you witness a teen or adult suddenly collapse: Call 9-1-1 and Push Hard and Fast in the Center of the Chest until Help Arrives.