Learn Hands-only CPR
Did you know that most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public place die because they don’t receive immediate CPR? Together, we can change that.
As part of our goal to reduce heart-related deaths in Northern Kentucky by 25% between 2015 and 2025, the Florence Wormald Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Elizabeth offers easy-to-follow steps that can make a lifesaving difference.
What Is Cardiac Arrest?
Unlike a heart attack, when blood flow to the heart is blocked, cardiac arrest occurs when your heart has an electrical malfunction that causes it to stop unexpectedly. This causes you to lose consciousness. If you don’t receive CPR, death occurs within minutes.
How to Do Hands-only CPR
If you see someone collapse:
- Call 911 immediately – Be specific about where you are so emergency professionals can find you as quickly as possible.
- Push hard and fast in the center of the chest – Use both hands to press down to the beat of the classic disco song, “Stayin’ Alive.”