Hands-Only CPR Resources

Nationally supported by Anthem FoundationThe 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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 Learn the two steps to save a life by watching the videos below.  Visit our YouTube page for more videos!

Shared Moments - Every second counts in cardiac arrest. This powerful video shows how you can be the difference for someone you love.
Ken Jeong Suits Up - Watch and learn the simple steps in this new 60-second demo video to help save a life with Hands-Only CPR.

Printable Resources

Printable Resources

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Email Templates

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Social Media Assets

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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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