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Bored at the airport? Brush up on your CPR while you're waiting

Bored at the airport? Brush up on your CPR while you're waiting
Amanda-Rae Garcia, left, of the DFW Airport Live Well Center, looks on as American Airlines Lead Program Nurse Cindy Contreras tries out a hands-only CPR kiosk after an American Heart Association press conference unveiling the machine at DFW Airport, gate C7, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Dallas. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for AHA)
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GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Passengers at a Texas airport can practice doing CPR compressions to the steady beat of the Bee Gees disco song "Stayin' Alive."

The American Heart Association-sponsored automated kiosk was unveiled Tuesday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The Dallas-based association joined forces with American Airlines for the Hands-Only CPR kiosk in Terminal C for a six-month test run.

The association says the Bee Gees song has the "perfect beat for proper CPR" using chest compressions and no rescue breaths.

The touch screen video program gives a brief introduction to the steps of Hands-Only CPR, followed by a practice session and a 30-second CPR test on a mannequin. The kiosk provides feedback about the depth, rate of compressions and proper hand placement.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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