Lifesaving beats: Songs can help with CPR training

November 24, 2014 4:00 PM

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Lifesaving beats: Songs can help with CPR training

The familiar tune of the Bee Gees song "Stayin' Alive" has been used for medical training for quite a few years now: It has the right beat not to mention, the perfect title for providing CPR's chest compressions at the right pace to revive a patient.

The 1977 hit song has a rhythm of 103 beats per minute (bpm), which is close to the recommended rate of at least 100 chest compressions per 60 seconds that should be delivered during CPR. Plus, the song is well known enough to be useful in teaching the general public to effectively perform the lifes...

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