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Eighty-eight percent of cardiac arrests happen in the home,* so the likelihood that you might need to perform CPR on a friend or family member is significant. In fact, immediate, effective CPR could more than double a victim’s chance of survival.*

While CPR AED, which provides breaths (using a barrier device) and compressions, is the best practice to follow when helping someone, you can still help by performing Hands-Only CPR.

Watch this video from the American Heart Association and learn Hands-Only CPR in less than two minutes.

How to provide Hands-Only CPR for adults:

1. Tap and shout to attempt to wake the victim.
2. Call 911 (A 911 dispatcher can give you instructions over the phone about how to perform Hands Only CPR and CPR with breaths).
3. If they do not respond, check for normal breathing.
4. If normal breathing is not present and they do not respond, place hands, one on top of the other, on the center of the chest.
5. Begin pushing “hard and fast” on the center of the chest continuously at a rate of 100 compressions per minute or to the beat of the song, “Stayin’ Alive.”
6. Continue pushing on the chest until you get a response or a higher level of trained care takes over.

Why everyone should learn Hands-Only CPR:

  • Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home and many victims appear healthy with no known history of heart-related problems.
  • Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.

*American Heart Association CPR statistics