CPR Saves Lives

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. NOTS Logistics takes this month each year to raise awareness not only about heart health, but also about life-saving tips that can make a difference in an emergency situation.

Be The Beat

About 90% of the 350,000 people who experience a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital each year will not survive. Less than half of people who need it receive the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives. To help close this gap, the American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, is challenging every household to have someone who knows CPR, to Be The Beat for their family, friends and their community during American Heart Month which kicked off February 1st. It’s a crucial plan when AEDs are not available and medical professionals are not present.

CPR – or cardiopulmonary resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Recent high profile cardiac arrest events have resulted in a cultural moment, capturing popular attention and creating a unique opportunity to significantly drive interest in CPR.

Take the CPR Challenge

When seconds matter most, CPR can be the difference in whether your friends and family survive. But not everyone knows how to perform CPR. The American Heart Association is challenging every household or family to have at least one person who knows CPR.

Hands-Only CPR has just two simple steps, performed in this order: 1) Call 911 if you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse; and 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of a familiar song that has 100 to 120 beats per minute. Some examples are “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira” or “Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash.

Click to access resources from the American Heart Association for more specific instructions on how to learn CPR and other life-saving techniques.