DJ Earworm’s Beat for Heart Health

DJ Earworm wants to help you in an emergency.

The 44-year-old San Francisco-based mashup artist, born Jordan Roseman, is known for his annual “United State of Pop” mashups. He recently teamed up with the American Heart Association to produce a mash-up to help those doing Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR- using only chest compressions instead of compressions and breathing- has been found to be just as effective in an emergency situation.

DJ Earworm told Access Hollywood that his desire to help The American Heart Association came from a less than satisfactory experience he had trying to do CPR:

“I had a horrible experience where I had to administer CPR and it didn’t turn out so well. The thing that I remember very distinctly was that moment of panic of ‘What am I supposed to do?’ The fact the American Heart Association has now made the message so much clearer and easier to learn and remember takes away that whole hesitation factor.”

The mash-up uses Salt-N-Pepa’s 1987 breakout single “Push It.” The song — like the disco tune “Stayin’ Alive” — pulses along at about 100 beats per minute, the AHA’s recommended pace for performing chest compressions using the Hands-Only CPR technique.

Here’s the video:

Why learn HANDS-ONLY CPR?

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States.

  • When a teen or adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby.
  • Sadly, 89 percent of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene.
  • Most Americans (70 percent) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to administer CPR or they’re afraid of hurting the victim.

How do I do Hands-Only CPR

Of course-as with most things these days, there’s a video for that:

 

Michele R. Berman, M.D. was Clinical Director of The Pediatric Center, a private practice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. from 1988-2000, and was named Outstanding Washington Physician by Washingtonian Magazine in 1999. She was a medical internet pioneer having established one of the first medical practice websites in 1997. Dr. Berman also authored a monthly column for Washington Parent Magazine.

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