Hands-Only CPR

When someone’s breathing or heartbeat suddenly stops, you could help save their life with hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This form of first aid uses chest compressions to keep blood and oxygen flowing to the brain and vital organs.

Take Action

Follow these steps if you see a teen or adult collapse:

  • See if the person responds to your touch or call.
  • If the person does not respond, call 911 or ask someone nearby to call 911.
  • Place your hands in the center of the collapsed person’s chest and start pushing hard and fast to the beat of the classic Bee Gees’ disco song “Stayin’ Alive.”
  • Keep pumping until paramedics arrive. If you get tired, quickly switch places with someone nearby, if possible.

Play this video for demonstration of hands-only CPR.

Make an Appointment

Heart disease is common in Nash and Edgecombe counties. Get your heart health checked by a doctor. Call 252-962-BEAT (2328) to make an appointment with a cardiologist at UNC Cardiology at Nash.

Your Heart is in
Good Hands

Five National Awards for
Heart Care in 2022

heart awards 2020

Nash UNC Health Care earned national recognition for quality achievements in heart and stroke care. For the people of our community, these honors serve as reassurance that immediate life-saving treatment is close by. And that can make all the difference in the world.

Contact Us

Questions about Nash UNC Health Care heart services? Call 252-962-8330 to talk to Sarah Heenan, director of Nash UNC Heart Center.

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