Friday, October 17, 2008

CPR Guidelines Change

As I learned from WhiteCoat's post yesterday, and as reported by CNN this morning, the Bee Gee's classic "Stayin' Alive" may be more aptly-named that anyone thought.  Like the guy quoted at the end of the article, I had always been told that "Another One Bites the Dust" had a rhythm that matched the recommended rate of chest compressions during CPR, but at 103 beats per minute, "Stayin' Alive" is nearly identical to AHA guidelines.  

Definitely a more optimistic song to be humming the next time I'm pounding on someone's chest.

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