Exclusive: DJ Earworm Calls Attention to National CPR Awareness
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:32:38
We love when music calls attention to a life-saving technique! Music SAVES lives. Don't you forget it.
This DJ Earworm x CPR awareness campaign proves that notion. It's a deceptively simple and totally brilliant way to spread the word about saving lives.
Internationally known for his annual "United States of Pop" mashup, DJ Earworm is proving that music can be a life-saving asset.
In recognition of National CPR Awareness week (June 1-7), the artist has teamed up with the American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR campaign to create the "Hands-Only CPR Mash-Up" to inspire people to act if a stranger or someone they love collapses from cardiac arrest.
Visit heart.org to poke around and to check things out.
The mashup runs at over 100 beats per minute – the same rate at which you should perform chest compressions during Hands-Only CPR. The mashup songs include Karmin's "Pulses," NoNoNo's "Pumpin Blood" and Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It."
It sounds awesome, too!
"When I learned that music can be a life-saving asset, I was excited to partner with the American Heart Association and the Wellpoint Foundation to promote Hands-Only CPR," DJ Earworm told ARTISTdirect. "My new 'Hands-Only CPR Mashup' is more than 100 beats per minute – the rate you should perform chest compressions during Hands-Only CPR – and coincidentally, each song has a life-saving message."
He continued, "Eighty percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home which means that if you're called on to perform Hands-Only CPR, you'll most likely be trying to save the life of someone you know and love: a spouse, a parent or a friend. It is important people know that sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death, and survival rates drop as much as 10 percent for every minute that goes by without intervention. The good news is that you can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival by performing Hands-Only CPR immediately."
It is easy to save a life. Watch the videos linked above and rock the mashup, posted below.
Here it is, for your listening pleasure.
Did this enlighten you about how to save a life and about CPR?