• Hands-Only CPR

    What is it?

    Hands-only CPR is CPR without the mouth-to-mouth breaths. It’s a life-saving technique that’s used in emergencies in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

    Who should receive it?

    Hands-only CPR is recommended for use if you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting.

    How do you perform it? 

    It consists of two simple steps.

    1. Call 9-1-1 (or delegate someone to do that).
    2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest at 100 to 120 beats a minute (Sing “Staying Alive” in your head to keep time)

    If you would like further training, classes are available in Cooperstown and Cherry Valley Follow this link for more information: http://www.otsegocounty.com/depts/ems/training.htm