A Guitar Concert & CPR???

So last night I went to an incredible guitar concert at Mississippi Studios! Performing were 13-year old guitar prodigy and YouTube sensation, Sungha Jung, and the Acoustic Ninja, Trace Bundy. If you ever have the opportunity, I highly recommend that you go see either (or both) of these incredibly talented musicians!

Midway through his set, Trace played a medley of pieces of songs, and one of the songs covered was Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees. As a Red Crosser, I immediately thought about CPR! Wait, a finger-style guitar concert reminded me of CPR? I definitely have Red Cross on the brain!

Here at the American Red Cross, we recommend that chest compressions be done at a rate of 100 beats per minute, which nearly perfectly matches the 103 beats per minute of the 70s disco song, Stayin’ Alive! Upon hearing the catchy song, I practically had to sit on my hands in order to keep them from doing “air” compressions. While I admit that sounds a little nerdy, I think it’s pretty amazing! People who listen to Stayin’ Alive while practicing CPR compressions are more likely to perform the compressions correctly and to remember the correct speed weeks later.

I hope that I’m never in a situation that requires me to perform CPR, but thanks to this Bee Gees song, I will have the confidence to act, knowing that I can do the chest compressions correctly!