Metronomes & Chest Compressions
A metronome is a device used by musicians to practice playing at a regular beat (ie beats per minute).
There are many songs with various beats that are used to assist with sleeping, relaxation, exercise or just make you feel good. During our CPR sessions, we use various songs that help to keep rhythym when giving chest compressions.
The ideal range of compression is 100 - 120 beats per minute. If you are able to think of a song with this beat range, it will aid in you being able to maintain a steady speed and duration.
Below are some of our favourite song choices:
Stayin Alive | Bee Gees | 103bpm
Could You Be Loved | Bob Marley | 103bpm
Hips Don't Lie | Shakira | 105bpm
All You Need Is Love | Beatles | 105bpm
Another One Bites The Dust | Queen | 110bpm
Just The Way Your Are | Bruno Mars | 109bpm
I Wanna Dance With Somebody | Whitney Houston | 119bpm
Poker Face | Lady Gaga | 120bpm
It's My Life | Bon Jovi | 120pbm
Respect | Aretha Franklin | 120bpm