CPR Demonstrations by American Heart Association
June 1 -7 is National CPR & AED Awareness Week!
On June 6, the American Heart Association will be hosting Hands-Only CPR demonstrations on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place. Stop by for an easy and brief demonstration on how to perform hands-only CPR properly.
Hands-Only CPR is CPR without rescue breaths. If you see a teen or adult collapse, you can perform Hands-Only CPR with just two easy steps:
- Call 911 and
- Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The song is 100 beats per minute – the minimum rate you should push on the chest during Hands-Only CPR.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities. For further information, visit www.heart.org.