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On March 31, 2008 American Heart Association made a major announcement for adding Hands-Only CPR into the current AHA CPR courses. You will find all the information you need on how this should be incorporated into your classes.

  • AHA's Hands Only Resources include:

    ~ printable resources

    ~ social media assets

    ~ email templates

    ~ songs in their “Don't Drop the Beat” play list with beats between 100 to 120 per minute.

  • This minute and a half video provides a demo of Hands-Only CPR on a female victim.

  • On March 31, an important advisory statement on hands-only (compression-only) CPR was published in Circulation. This statement clarifies the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, which included the recommendation that laypersons or bystanders should perform hands-only CPR if they are unable or unwilling to provide rescue breaths.

  • This document provides a list of questions and answers about Hands-Only CPR for AHA Instructors.