Zombie Video Promotes CPR Training

This new Halloween-themed public service video, called The Undeading and produced the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada, features zombies to promote to use of hands only CPR.

The video demonstrates that hands only CPR is so simple, that even a zombie could do it.  (While the clip shows the victim ‘waking up’ after zombies apply hands-only CPR, typically the procedures keeps the blood pumping to the brain until defibrillation restarts the heart.)  The video has a clever twist and closes with the message that “CPR Makes You Undead”.

Effective CPR applied by a bystander provided immediately after cardiac arrest can improve a victim’s chances of survival by 2 to 3 times, but only 32% of victims get CPR from a bystander.

This zombie video promotes the foundation’s effort to break the Guinness World Record for CPR training at the end of October.