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Arizona Man Uses CPR Song From TV Show ‘The Office’ To Save Woman’s Life


You never know what you might learn from a television show. Not there just to serve to our entertainment need, some of our favorite programs can actually provide useful tips for real-life emergencies. Such was the case when an Arizona man recently saved a woman’s life thanks to a memorable scene from the hit workplace sitcom The Office.

Just A Normal Day

It was just an average day for 21-year-old Cross Scott, who was test-driving a customer’s car at Jack Furrier Tire & Auto Care in Tucson, Arizona on January 11. He suddenly noticed a white sedan had pulled off the road with its hazard lights on. He had a feeling something was wrong, so he walked over to check on the driver’s status.

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Wasn’t Expecting This

When Scott looked in the car, he saw a woman slumped over the wheel. Her lips were blue and he knew she needed help. Scott didn’t have his cell phone with him, so he decided to take matters into his own hands. He broke the car window and checked for the woman’s pulse. When he couldn’t find one, he climbed over the woman and began performing CPR to the best of his ability.

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Stayin’ Alive

Scott remembered one scene from an episode of the popular television series, The Office, in which the employees at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company attempt to learn first aid. In the episode, Steve Carell and crew sing the hit disco song Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees to keep right tempo for the first aid chest compressions. Thinking quickly, Scott invoked the practice and was surprised it was actually working.

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Scott had no idea what he was doing, but he was helping. A minute later, the woman took a breath. Nearby witnesses called for an ambulance and emergency medical workers arrived shortly after. They were quick to tell Scott that he had done the right thing. If he hadn’t stepped in and performed chest compressions, the situation could have ended tragically.

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Learn CPR

Since the incident, Scott has been heralded as a local hero. He tried to visit the woman he’d saved in the hospital, but she had already been discharged when he arrived.

“I had to make sure she was okay,” Scott told the Arizona Daily Star. The young man is using this incident as an important lesson that everyone needs to learn CPR. You never know when it will be useful to help save someone’s life.

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