‘Stayin’ Alive’ may help someone stay alive

August 20, 2010

Remember “Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive”?

That infectious disco beat, found in the Bee Gees’ hit song from the late 1970s, may help you keep someone else alive.

It’s part of a new kind of CPR called Continuous Chest Compression. Medical research has found that CCC is an effective method for helping a non-drowning adult in cardiac distress. In such a case, today’s physicians are recommending that you can just focus on chest compressions and forget the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

The six-minute video below, from the Sarver Heart Center in Arizona, explains how to use the new Continuous Chest Compression method. It also explains that you don’t need to be certified to use CCC and that Good Samaritan laws help protect you from potential legal concerns.

So just remember that disco beat…and you may help someone stay alive!



  1. I had vaguely heard something about this, but didn’t know the details. Thanks for clarifying it all, especially with the video!

  2. Wow — very interesting! Hope your summer is going well, Cindy!

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