New York-Presbyterian Hospital created a Spotify playlist of songs that have a tempo between 100 and 120 beats per minute — the perfect pace for lifesaving chest compressions in case you have to perform CPR. This is part of the hospital’s “hands only CPR” initiative, which looks to raise awareness that you could save a life using just your hands.
The playlist contains 47 songs that have at least 100 beats per minute including "Sweet Home Alabama" by the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, or Missy Elliott's "Work It" and "Just Dance" by Gaga, a list suited for every musical taste. The playlist also include CPR greatest hit "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.
New York Presbyterian Hospital's spokesperson Lauren Browdy told NBC during an interview that cardiologist Dr. Holly Anderson “has been advocating for everyone to learn 'Hands Only CPR' with three easy steps: check, call, compress. Her goal is to teach everyone to not be afraid to jump in.”
You can access the playlist on Spotify by searching "Songs to do CPR to" to jam out with your crash cart out.
*not intended for actual jamming out while performing CPR, just to help bring awareness...
The Dude Nurse
Klaus Campos, BSN-RN