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Do you know the ‘Rules of Hands-Only CPR?’

Published: 3:54 pm CDT, November 7, 2012

In celebration of Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month, the AHA released a new web-based video, “Rules of Hands-Only CPR,” featuring the cast of the CBS hit series “Rules of Engagement.” Filmed in the style of the sitcom, the short asks Americans to learn the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR and can be viewed here:


The Bee Gees’ classic “Stayin’ Alive” – which is the near-perfect rate for doing chest compressions during CPR – remains the centerpiece of the association’s Hands-Only CPR awareness campaign. “Rules of Hands-Only CPR” imagines a casual dinner conversation between two couples as they discuss the reasons for learning Hands-Only CPR. Newly engaged sweethearts, Adam & Jennifer (Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich) assist their enthusiastic friend Audrey (Megyn Price) in teaching her macho husband, Jeff (Patrick Warburton), the simple steps to save a life. Just as the scene is coming to a close, Timmy (Adhir Kalyan) bursts in in his finest white disco suit.

Now that you know the ‘Rules of Hands-Only CPR’, take a few minutes to help us spread awareness of Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month and share this video with friends and family!

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  • Christian Marin

    This is a great video to help show how to do Hands-Only CPR. Ill be incorporating this into my CPR certification classes

    • Manuel

      You say do not move the painett, if the painett is unconscious and NOT breathing, you need to roll them onto their side, open their mouth and check their airway to make sure it isn’t obstructed by blood, mucus or vomit, if so, remove what you can gently with your fingers. If airways are clear, roll them onto their back (supporting their neck and head as best as possible) and start CPR. AIRWAY TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER EVERYTHING ELSE including spinal injuries! 30 compressions to 2 breaths for all ages.