Video teaches CPR to the tune of ‘500 miles’

Save a Life for Scotland, a campaign by the Scottish government to raise CPR awareness, created the video in an effort to teach 500,000 people CPR

By EMS1 Staff

EDINBURGH, Scotland — The Scottish government debuted a CPR training video set to the tune of a popular ’80s song as part of a campaign to raise CPR awareness.

BBC reported that Save a Life for Scotland, a campaign with the goal of teaching 500,000 people CPR and saving 1,000 lives by 2020, launched a video that teaches the public CPR to the tune of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Times)” by the Proclaimers.

Campaign director Lisa MacInnes hopes the song will “become the CPR anthem of a generation.”

"This familiar tune will remind us that CPR is the right thing to do and the beat helps us remember the right rhythm for chest compressions,” she said. "Someone who is having a cardiac arrest needs help; you cannot make the situation worse for them. You can be the one to help buy them time until the ambulance arrives and save a life."


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