It’s time for another YouTube video today! This one’s a bit lighter in tone than our last video feature, but the message has just as much potential to save lives. The Chattanooga Fire Academy’s 2013 class produced this video to illustrate the proper rhythm for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – 100 compressions per minute, effectively the same as the 104 beats per minute of Stayin’ Alive.
Note that the professional rescuers in this video use the technique of 30 chest compressions to 2 rescue breaths, whereas the American Heart Association recommends a compression-only technique for lay responders. To find a CPR class near you, check out the American Red Cross’ training site.