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Thursday, March 12, 2009
ACEP gives tips to ‘Stayin Alive’
Stayin’ Alive song helps CPR chest compressions
Who knew a song from ’70s falsetto-sounding, soft-rock super-group the Bee Gees could actually save a life?
Research revealed that medical students and physicians trained on chest compressions as part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) were able to remain very close to the ideal rhythm of 100 compressions per minute while listening to the song “Stayin’ Alive,” even weeks after completing training.
In October 2008, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) mounted a campaign to alert the public. Read more…