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Monday, October 20, 2008

I Know Disco, Can I Help?

Now if somebody had just thought of this tip while we were abusing those "Resusci-Annies" in high school health class, I would have passed the CPR tests a lot easier!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. doctors have found the Bee Gees 1977 disco anthem "Stayin' Alive" provides an ideal beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim.

The American Heart Association calls for chest compressions to be given at a rate of 100 per minute in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). "Stayin' Alive" almost perfectly matches that, with 103 beats per minute.

Read the full story here.

Now you know what to do the next time you hear someone say, "Somebody help me, somebody help me, yeah!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I sent this story to our HR Manager at work. She said she will be including it in the next company newsletter.

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