Stayin’ Alive

Does this have anything to do with sports, PR, social media, or my personal life? Nope, not at all. But I wanted to tweet this and couldn’t shrink it down to 140 characters or less (nor did I have the desire to write 1400 characters on Woofer), so to the blog it goes.

CPR is a life saving tool that many, but not all, of us our trained in. Guidelines for CPR have evolved quite a bit throughout the years, and I love how one of the new guidelines is being promoted. A CNN article entitled “The New CPR is spelled C-A-B” says:

The new guidelines…call for faster and more forceful compressions than in the past. The new standard is to compress the chest at least two inches on each push, at a rate of 100 compressions per minute. The AHA says the perfect pace is that of the Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive.”

The article goes on to debate between whether or not breaths are required, and since I am no longer a “professional rescuer” (I worked on my town’s ambulance for several years in high school and college), I’ll leave that commentary to the reporter.

But remember this, if you want to keep someone alive, start movin’ to “Staying Alive.”

And a heartwarming (pun intended) “Staying Alive” success story for you.

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