Medical professor's innovation stars in new promo video for hands-only CPR

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina Shelton, (808) 554-2586
Director of Communications, Office of Dean of Medicine
Posted: May 22, 2015

Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Professor Alson Inaba, MD, is helping the American Heart Association once again in its 2015 push to save lives.  Dr. Inaba came up with the premise of using the iconic Bee Gees song, "Stayin' Alive," as the mathematically perfect and unforgettable way to correctly keep rhythm with the necessary compressions to properly perform hands-only CPR.

Dr. Inaba has been the national face of the heart association's campaign, which also features movie celebrities and dancers clad in white suits, a la John Travolta from the movie "Stayin' Alive." Everyday Health called the medical innovation “The Tip from Honolulu Heard Around the World."

This year, the heart association launched another hands-only CPR promo video using a singing group, in a capella fashion, and quoting Dr. Inaba, who works at Kapi`olani Medical Center, in its news release for National CPR Week.

The classroom teaching innovation has saved lives around the world, and is one more reason the John A. Burns School of Medicine's mission is ALOHA: Attaining Lasting Optimal Health for All.

Link to 2015 hands-only CPR video: -

Dr. Inaba’s American Heart Association video:

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