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12 Songs to Help You Administer CPR

The statistics are staggering. Studies show that more than 70% of sudden cardiac arrest occur at home, and 95% of these victims will die before reaching the hospital. The quicker you administer CPR, the lower the chances of brain damage or even death. This means getting trained in CPR is an important step in keeping those around you safe and alive.

Top Songs for Administering CPR

When performing CPR, it is important to perform 100-120 chest compressions per minute. Here are 12 songs that can help you keep the perfect beat. Click To Tweet The standard rate of CPR chest compressions needs to be between 100 to 120 compressions per minute. Keeping this tempo and beat going is imperative if you want the person to live. So, how do you know if you are getting the right number or not? Luckily, there are numerous songs that have the perfect beat to help you administer CPR. Here are twelve examples of songs that have around 100 beats per minutes to help you properly administer CPR:

  • Staying Alive by the BeeGees
  • Achy Breaky Heart  by Billy Ray Cyrus
  • MMMbop by Hanson
  • Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
  • Work It by Missy Elliot
  • Dancing Queen  by Abba
  • Cecilia by Simon & Garfunkel
  • I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
  • Rock this Town by the Stray Cats
  • What’s Going On by  Marvin Gaye
  • Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson

CPR Training

If you haven’t already gone through CPR training, what are you waiting for? There are a number of medical emergencies that require CPR and you need to be ready in case any of these happen to a loved one or someone in your proximity. A few examples of when you need to administer CPR:

  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Electric Shock
  • Drug Overdose
  • Suffocation
  • Drowning
  • Stroke

ProTip: Administering CPR within the initial minutes of a person becoming unresponsive can help circulate oxygen-containing blood to the victim’s brain and vital organs, and possibly save their life.

Hum Along to These Songs While You Administer CPR

To help make a difference and possibly save someone’s life, you need to get trained in CPR and also remember the 100 beats per minute rule for chest compressions. By learning and humming along to one (or a few) of these songs while administering CPR, you help minimize the chance of brain damage or death for the person in need.

Contact us to learn more songs that are perfect for administering CPR, or to sign up for CPR training.