Life Saving CPR

Life Saving CPR

CREATED Apr 10, 2013

Reporter: Greg Gurule

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center will teach residents a new CPR technique for treating Cardiac Arrest victims. The technique, developed by doctors at Sarver, uses chest compression only to keep blood pumping to the brain and vital organs. Traditional CPR includes mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

Chest-Compression-Only CPR involves pumping the chest over the breast-bone, compressing the area by about two inches 100-times a minute. Doctors say if you use the rhythm of the Bee-Gees song "Stayin' Alive," you are on the right pace.

Doctors from Sarver Heart Center will demonstrate the technique and explain other heart surgery advancements Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road in Tucson beginning at 5:30. The event is free.