You Can Do CPR to This Doja Cat Song and Save Lives
Doja Cat is 100% a queen, and listening to her music can actually help you save lives.
The internet can be a wonderful place, and my boyfriend recently discovered on TikTok that Doja Cat's song Say So is actually 100 beats per minute (BPM,) making it a perfect song to do CPR to. Now he knows that I absolutely ADORE Doja Cat, so he was pretty excited to tell me the news. I don't browse TikTok (*gasp,) so I never would have known.
It is now my mission to make sure the world knows that Doja is the absolute truth, and that her music can save lives.
Note: That does not mean you have to run to play Say So while you're attempting to resuscitate someone. All you need to do is remember the rhythm so that you can administer at least 100 compressions per minute.
The New York Presbyterian Hospital has actually created a whole playlist on Spotify of songs that have a tempo between 100 and 120 BPM. That means if for some strange reason you're not a Doja Cat fan, you can easily find a large collection of other songs that will help you remember the correct rhythm for CPR.
According to the Red Cross, these are the steps you need to take to perform CPR.
Before Giving CPR
- Check the scene and the person. Make sure the scene is safe, then tap the person on the shoulder and shout "Are you OK?" to ensure that the person needs help.
Call 911 for assistance. If it's evident that the person needs help, call (or ask a bystander to call) 911, then send someone to get an AED. (If an AED is unavailable, or a there is no bystander to access it, stay with the victim, call 911 and begin administering assistance.)
Open the airway. With the person lying on his or her back, tilt the head back slightly to lift the chin.
Check for breathing. Listen carefully, for no more than 10 seconds, for sounds of breathing. (Occasional gasping sounds do not equate to breathing.) If there is no breathing begin CPR.
Red Cross CPR Steps
Push hard, push fast. Place your hands, one on top of the other, in the middle of the chest. Use your body weight to help you administer compressions that are at least 2 inches deep and delivered at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute.
- Deliver rescue breaths. With the person's head tilted back slightly and the chin lifted, pinch the nose shut and place your mouth over the person's mouth to make a complete seal. Blow into the person's mouth to make the chest rise. Deliver two rescue breaths, then continue compressions. Note: If the chest does not rise with the initial rescue breath, re-tilt the head before delivering the second breath. If the chest doesn't rise with the second breath, the person may be choking. After each subsequent set of 30 chest compressions, and before attempting breaths, look for an object and, if seen, remove it.
- Continue CPR steps. Keep performing cycles of chest compressions and breathing until the person exhibits signs of life, such as breathing, an AED becomes available, or EMS or a trained medical responder arrives on scene.
Thank you Doja for blessing us with not only the greatest bop of 2019-2020, but a true and literal life-saving song.