Most victims of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest are never given CPR. The American Heart Association notes that only 32% of victims are given CPR nationwide, even though CPR can double or even triple the chances of survival from cardiac arrest.
According to Lincoln Fire & Rescue, 21 of 169 Lincoln residents who suffered out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survived in 2011 - that's only 12%. New research has shown that not only is Hands-Only™ CPR at least as effective as traditional CPR, but people are far more willing to try it compared to CPR involving mouth-to-mouth. This project is founded on the belief that more willing rescuers means more lives saved.
Below is a list of public service announcements, research and links that can help you spread the word about the value of Hands-Only™ CPR.
- Easycpr.org Lincoln TV PSA
- Easycpr.org Brochure
- American Heart Association official video
- American Heart Association new instructional video
- Vídeo Instructivo de RCP Usando Sólo las Manos de 2012 de la American Heart Association
- easycpr.org PSA
- easycpr.org Instructional PSA
- 10Health Breaking Ground Show
- 5 City-TV Lincoln Fire & Rescue Show
- Hand walker PSA
- Ken Jeong Disco PSA, funny
- Sign Language PSA
- Rocket Science PSA
- St. David’s, Austin PSA, animated
- Arlington, TX
- Vinnie Jones, British Heart Foundation, funny
- "Rules of Engagement" Hands Only CPR Spot
websites and further training
- handsonlycpr.org - American Heart Association (video, classes, apps, etc)
- Interactive CPR and AED Demonstation -- very well done
- American Heart Association "CPR Anytime" Manikin Kits
- CPR Stats from American Heart Association
- Effectiveness of Hands Only CPR: Circulation, 2007, 116:2900-2907; Circulation, 2007;116:2908-2912; The Lancet, 17 March 2007; JAMA. 2010; 304(13):1447-1454..
- Teaching Hands Only CPR: Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2011;4:220-226.
Hands-Only™ CPR smartphone app