'Lend Me Your Hands'

'Lend Me Your Hands'

Hands Only CPR - two simple steps can save a life.

Hands Only CPR

You can save a life

Knowing CPR can save someone’s life. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults, killing nearly 400,000 people every year – the equivalent of just less than 1100 deaths per day or one every 79 seconds. Two out of three of these deaths occur in people without any prior indication of heart disease, and they tend to happen outside the home.

However, effective bystander intervention, through CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival – meaning the difference between life and death.

Taking the lead in CPR training

In our role as the leading provider of heart care services and as a significant community resource, Albany Medical Center is keenly aware that programs providing CPR education, training and preparedness can play a significant role in saving lives. In fact, over the years, we have already trained thousands of the region’s residents in Hands-Only CPR.

If you don’t know Hands-Only CPR, now is the time to learn. If you already know, practicing your skills will help you be ready to help someone in need. Please begin by watching the video below.

Remember these two important steps:
  • Call 911
  • Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.