Bystander can be a lifesaver: Watch this CPR video
By Chris@MomathonBlog on June 15, 2011
Most people who survive a cardiac emergency are helped by a bystander. It's normal to feel nervous to help out in an actual emergency, but the Hands-Only CPR method by the American Heart Association uses two simple steps to make it easier to become a lifesaver.
Use the Hands-Only CPR technique only if you see an adult who has suddenly collapsed and is unresponsive. Remember, always attempt to call 911 before you begin CPR. The instructional video is sponsored by the American Heart Association and HandsOnlyCPR.org.
In an emergency, if you want to have first aid information always with you at your fingertips, the American Heart Association has an app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with CPR videos and other first aid information.
To watch the CPR video, go to this Hands-Only CPR video link. (Or you can watch video at my Momathon Blog: Bystander can be a lifesaver: Watch this CPR video.)
Link for Hands-Only CPR video
The one-minute CPR video shows you how you can help save a life using Hands-Only CPR. This is the official instructional video from the American Heart Association (AHA).
- Chest discomfort: Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body: Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath: With or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs: May include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
Also, here are the AHA links for the warning signs for
For More Information:
- The American Heart Association has an app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with CPR videos and other first aid information.
For more information about CPR and other safety videos, check out
- American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR Instructional YouTube link: http://youtu.be/zuJkRpJ7Fxg
- American Heart Associations Hands-Only CPR Instructional Video
- American Red Cross's Hands-Only Instructional Video
- American Heart Association's Channel on YouTube
~ Chris Olson
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