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PSA Uses Hollywood, Disco to Promote Hands-Only CPR

Actor Ken Jeong boogies down 70s-style to share CPR share tips

Friday, June 17, 2011


Actor Ken Jeong, who's well-known for his roles in The Hangover and NBC's Community, has a new starring role.

He's now the face of the American Heart Association's new campaign to promote hands-only CPR. In the video, Jeong boogies down to the Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive" to share tips with the public about what to do in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.

The video emphasizes the two steps to saving a life: call 9-1-1, and push hard and fast in the center of the chest. The AHA says "Stayin' Alive" is nearly the perfect rhythm for performing CPR chest compressions.

The AHA is working with Crowdrise.com to raise money to support its research and educational programs. Click here for more information.

 

Related stories on JEMS.com:
AHA Makes CPR Switch: Compressions First
New AHA Guidelines Affect CPR

Tags: News, News Video, cpr


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