‘Stayin’ Alive’ really will keep you alive

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Next time you find yourself in a bad accident and you’re in the ER, you might end up being resuscitated by John Travolta.

It’s been found that at 103 beats a minute, the Bee Gees song “Stayin’ Alive” is perfect for anyone performing CPR on a patient and has almost the perfect rhythm to help jump-start a stopped heart.

In a study from the University of Illinois medical school, doctors and students did close to the ideal number of chest compressions doing CPR while listening to the song from the 1977 movie “Saturday Night Fever.”

The study found that when the doctors and students went to do CPR, the song instantly started in their head and their overall CPR performance improved as a result.

One medical student said that he knows of a Queen song also with the same perfect rhythm – but there’s a slight problem with it.

“I heard a rumor that ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ works also, but it didn’t seem quite as appropriate,” Gilbert said.

Below is a news report on the subject that I managed to find on YouTube.   I’d be interested to hear your opinions on the subject, especially if you are a doctor, nurse or medical student.

Meanwhile, if you see a doctor disco-dancing out of a hospital, then you can be sure he’s just saved someone’s life.

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