Thursday, October 16, 2008

Best CPR Tempo: Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive"

If you're performing CPR, what's the best rate at which you should be performing chest compressions?

Just call up the ol' tune "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees. It pays to carry around an iPod.

From Fox: Study: Bee Gees' 'Stayin' Alive' Has Perfect Beat for CPR

The American Heart Association calls for chest compressions to be administered at a rate of 100 per minute during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Ironically, "Stayin' Alive" chimes in with 103 beats per minute, Reuters reports.

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