"The study shows that after watching just a 60 second video, someone can perform CPR and perform it well and perhaps save a life," says Sarah V. Gillen of the American Heart Association.
The study revealed that individuals who watched a 60 second clip did just as well as those who watched a five minute clip.
Additionally, the hands only version of CPR is successful because it compresses the heart while it stills finds oxygen in the lungs and spreads the oxygenated blood throughout the body, keeping vital organs alive.
Although taking a hands on course remains important, Sarah adds, "It may be impractical for someone to take a complete course, but if they can watch a brief video, they can save a life during an emergency."
There are some instances when CPR with breathing is necessary such as situations involving infants, children, drug overdoses, and if someone is drowning.