I am proudly collaborating with the Anthem Foundation on this sponsored post to help raise awareness of hands-only CPR because it saves lives.
What is hands-only-CPR?
Hands-only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths and has been shown to be as effective as CPR with mouth-to-mouth for those who suffer cardiac arrest at home, work or in public.
Why learn hands-only CPR?
If you’re thinking you’ll never find yourself in a situation where you will need to perform hands-only CPR, think again. Learning hands-only CPR and sharing the knowledge with others is very important because over 350 thousand Americans a year suffer cardiac arrests outside of a hospital setting and 90 percent of them die. However, hands-only CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival especially if performed immediately after cardiac arrest.
If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you know and love.
Hands-only CPR is easy
The good news is that hands-only CPR is easy and has only two steps:
- If a teen or adult suddenly collapses, call 9-1-1.
- Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.
Press play to learn more about hands-only CPR and how you can use it to save lives.
Want to learn more?
As a Latina, I am particularly keen on sharing this information because in the U.S. 48.3 percent of Hispanic men and 32.4 percent of Hispanic women suffer from cardiovascular disease. These numbers are daunting, but at least now I know what to do if called upon to help.
The American Heart Association has a video that will teach you how to do hands-only CPR here.