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:
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States.
Of course-as with most things these days, there’s a video for that: