Schools Using 'Baby Shark' To Teach CPR

March 12, 2019

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"Baby Shark doo doo doo doo doo doo." The catchy, and some would say annoying, song that has young kids making hand and arm movements of "Daddy Shark" eerily similar to the Gator Chomp has recently found another use and this one could save a life. Many schools have been teaching children CPR and the best way to get the chest compression rate correct is to use a song that is 100-120 beats per minute. Guess what, "Baby Shark" fits the criteria!  And it being a song kids can’t et enough of, it’s the perfect partner to teach CPR. Think of it as the next generations BeeGees "Stayin' Alive," which also is a song within 100-120 beats per minute and was famously used in an episode of the NBC comedy "The Office" to teach CPR. It was that episode ("Stress Relief" Season 5, Episode 14 & 15) in which an Arizona man watched and remembered to rescue an unconscious women last January even though he had never been taught CPR.  

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SOURCE: Lifehacker

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