When Netflix and the American Heart Association share the same story, you can’t help but stop to look. Read on for the amazing true story—we think it’s a great way to get excited for heart health month.When you read the article about a 21-year-old tire mechanic in Arizona who helped when he found a woman unresponsive by the side of the road, it’s really amazing that a bystander took the time to help—and seemingly knew what to do because of a comedy.
Bonus points that the Bee Gees are involved. Here’s a clip of the scene, tweeted out by Netflix, followed by a link to the full story in the Washington Post.
A woman’s life was saved because a bystander remembered how to do CPR thanks to this scene from The Office.— Netflix (@netflix) January 29, 2019
RT to quite literally save a life. pic.twitter.com/4fRFURGLEL
A classic sitcom scene may have helped save a woman's life. #CPRSavesLives via @washingtonpost https://t.co/mmKknBvMPH— American Heart Association (@American_Heart) January 27, 2019
FYI, this one instance of the amazing effects of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) outside a medical setting is highly entertaining, but not unique. According to 2014 data from the AHA, nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when “bystander CPR” was administered. To learn more about how to save a life, at work or on the go, don’t just rely on Netflix… check out this page on how to get schooled in emergency cardiovascular first aid.
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