Mind & Body

The Beat Of "Stayin' Alive" Will Help You Perform CPR

CPR is a skill everyone should have in their back pocket. You may have learned the technique in high school, but it wouldn't be a surprise if you've forgotten it since graduation. Good news! There's a handy trick you can use to help someone stay alive: Perform hands-only CPR to the beat of "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees. Because who doesn't remember exactly how fast or slow to sing that disco hit?

The American Heart Association recommends you perform hands-only CPR (chest compressions) on a collapsed teenager or adult at a rate of about 100 to 120 beats per minute. Who knows how fast that is? Luckily, "Stayin' Alive" fits comfortably in that range, and it's easy to recall that tune in an instant. Hang onto this Bee Gees-related tip, because immediate CPR can double or even triple a person's chances of survival. Learn how to do the compressions in the video below.

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Written by Curiosity Staff October 26, 2016

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