Two Basic Steps To Saving A Life With CPR And A Soundtrack

Alain Saint-Dic
Alain Saint-Dic, Health and Fitness Editor at 20something, brings over nine years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Though he studied pre-law, his love for the human body, it's adaptive ability and unlocking the largely untapped potential of human beings led him to pursue a passionate career in health, fitness, and athletics.

At some point, you may be placed in a situation where you need to save someone’s life…literally — it could be a random car accident, a sudden collapse in a nightclub, or an unconscious victim at a pool party. All 20somethings should have a basic set of lifesaving skills, on hand, which you can whip out to help someone stay alive until more trained rescuers can arrive on the scene.

I personally recommend taking a CPR certification course and learning how to apply first aid to emergency situations. However, if you’re in a situation without having taken any of these courses, hands only CPR may suffice.

Two basic steps: call 9-1-1 and perform hands only CPR( chest compressions) at a rate of 100 beats per minute.

Don’t know what that sounds like? Perform compressions to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees (ironic isn’t it). Check out the short video below so you can practice to the beat.

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