Hands-Only CPR Resources

Study & Video Resources: Effectiveness of brief video training for Hands-Only CPR

The videos included on this page were cited in the study, "The Effectiveness of Ultrabrief and Brief Educational Videos for Training Lay Responders in Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Implications for Future of Citizen Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training," published in the journal Circulation March, 2011.

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Printable Resources

Printable Toolkit

Download all Hands-Only CPR Printable Toolkit (ZIP)

Email Templates

Download all Hands-Only CPR Email Templates (ZIP)

Social Media Assets

Download all Hands-Only CPR Social Media Assets and Resources (ZIP)

Resources in Additional Languages

Recursos en Español (Zip file)

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The American Heart Association has teamed up with the Anthem Foundation to teach Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR. All songs in our 'Don't Drop the Beat' playlist and Anthem Health Champions Station are between 100 - 120 beats per minute, the same rate at which you should perform compressions when administering CPR.

Survivor Stories

Juan Muñoz
Training CPR rescuers, one traveler at a time.

Matthew Lickenbrock
Bored college student tried airport CPR Kiosk- and literally saves a life just days later.

David Martinez
This man had no CPR training. But he saved his co-worker’s life by pumping her chest to ‘Stayin’ Alive’.

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