Miley Cyrus Hit ‘Flowers’ Beats ‘Stayin’ Alive’ as Ultimate CPR Anthem
It's Heart Health Awareness Month and thanks to The Office, I'm familiar with a little musical pro tip for CPR.
Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute get a lesson on proper CPR technique and how humming or singing "Stayin' Alive" helps keep proper chest compression rhythm.
"Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive, stayin' alive" gets stuck in my head every time.
It has come to my attention that perhaps the Gen Z population is unaware of the '70s sensation. That's where Miley Cyrus comes in to save the day with her latest hit "Flowers."
According to the American Heart Association, Cyrus's 118 beats per minute are perfect for reviving someone who has had a heart attack or has stopped breathing.
I tried it. Take a look:
CPR uses chest compressions to mimic how the heart pumps. These compressions help keep blood flowing throughout the body. If performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survival. In traditional CPR, chest compressions and rescue breaths are done at a ratio of 30 compressions to two breaths. The depth of the compressions should be roughly one-third of the victim’s chest depth.
In hands-only CPR the compression rate is around 100 to 120 compressions per minute.
Cue the "The More You Know" shooting star and please take this seriously. Get yourself CPR-certified and be in the know when it comes to CPR.
It just might save someone's life.