Heart &
Vascular

Hands-Only CPR

Learn an easier, more effective way to perform CPR method

According to the American Heart Association, more than 300,000 Americans are treated by EMS for cardiac arrest each year, but about 97 percent die because CPR and defibrillation aren’t provided soon enough.

Hands-only CPR is a life-saving technique that’s an easier but effective alternative to traditional CPR. It emphasizes chest compressions and eliminates mouth-to-mouth breathing. Hands-only CPR is easier to learn, remember and perform, and is preferred by some experts over traditional CPR.

Two steps can save a life

1) Call 9-1-1.
2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.

Providing hands-only CPR to an adult who has collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest before EMS arrives can more than double, even triple, that person’s chance of survival.

Get trained today

To learn hands-only CPR, call your local Fire & EMS Department.