Why You Should Sing 'Stayin' Alive' While Performing CPR
When an Arizona man drove past a parked car with an unconscious woman inside, he recalled a famous scene from “The Office” to help him administer CPR.
What songs should you remember when administering chest compressions?
In one recent case, an Arizona man credited a famous scene from “The Office” with helping him successfully administer CPR. In the episode in question, Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell, sings the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” while performing CPR on a test dummy.
Cross Scott, from Tucson, noticed a woman unconscious in her parked car on Jan. 11 and smashed the window to reach her, he told the Arizona Daily Star. Remembering the scene from "The Office," he started performing chest compressions on the woman and, after a minute, she started breathing again.
But "Stayin' Alive" isn't the only tune with a good beat for compressions. Plenty of other songs have the correct CPR rhythm, like Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" or Darth Vader's theme from "Star Wars."
Inside Edition spoke to Shane Woodall, president of Frontline Health, about how to administer hands-only CPR.
"Hands-only CPR is the CPR you give if you haven't been trained or if you're not comfortable putting your mouth on someone's mouth and in that situation singing 'Stayin' Alive' or any of these other songs that are 100 to 120 beats per minute is very appropriate," he said.
As for the Arizona case, the woman saved is out of the hospital and doing well, all thanks to Michael Scott.
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