If you're in Atlanta next week, have 15 minutes to spare and want to learn Hands-Only CPR — which is no breaths, just chest compressions — you're in luck.
The American Heart Association has teamed up with actress Jennifer Coolidge (Stifler's mom from "American Pie" — you may have also seen her in "Best in Show" or on the TV series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" or, most recently, "Two Broke Girls") to promote teaching Hands-Only CPR to the tune of The Bee Gees' disco hit "Stayin' Alive."
As part of a nation-wide tour to teach the technique to the public, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is supporting the AHA's agenda by offering a stop in Atlanta.
From the BCBSGa press release: "The song ("Stayin' Alive") has more than 100 beats per minute, the near-perfect rate at which you should push on the chest during CPR. This PSA accompanies the American Heart Association’s nationwide Hands-Only CPR awareness campaign and tour supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa)’s parent company’s Foundation. The tour, making stops at Atlanta’s Atlantic Station (June 21) and Centennial Olympic Park (June 23), will bring this easy to learn CPR method to the public through 15-minute classes held in two of Atlanta’s most high-traffic areas."
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The training at will take place from 3-7 p.m. June 21 at Atlantic Station and noon-4 p.m. June 23 at Centennial Olympic Park. The first 1,000 individuals (18 and older) will receive a Hands-Only CPR kit to take home.
Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like Ms. Coolidge will be making an appearance at the event.