Be the Difference for Someone You Love

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Learn CPR in Just 90 Seconds

Are you prepared to save the people you love?

Cardiac arrest can happen at any time and in any place. In fact, 70% of the time cardiac arrests happen at home. About 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die.

What is a cardiac arrest? It is an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat. It disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs, and other organs and is a leading cause of death. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. CPR may double or triple survival rates.

Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps:

  1. Call 9-1-1
  2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song, “Stayin”Alive.”

Learn two simple steps and be prepared to save a life!

Take 90 seconds to learn how to save a life. Watch this video on Hands-Only CPR.


Visit the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Hands-Only CPR site for more information. Learn More.

We would love for you to become an ETS Ambassador to help us raise awareness and encourage action within your community around not only CPR and the use of AEDs, but also issues of heart disease and stroke risk factors. Join now.

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AHA CPR & ECC

This website provides information concerning CPR and First Aid training. Here you will find the locations of available trainings for First Aid, CPR AED or blood-borne pathogens. Courses for healthcare professionals, as well as those with no medical training are available. The site also grants access to the latest scientific statements on resuscitation science.

Learn more about available CPR & First Aid trainings.

Be the Beat

This site aimed at teachers and school administrators provides free tools and resources to help start and sustain CPR and AED programs in schools. These tools and resources can be used to teach students the two simple steps to Hands-Only CPR. Knowing these two steps can more than double a victim’s chance of survival.

Learn more about the Be the Beat and CPR in Schools® programs and resources.

Why Become CPR Certified

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Families and communities look out for each other. Learning CPR gives you the power to be prepared for an emergency — and it’s probably easier than you think.

Most people who suffer a cardiac arrest end up dying because they don’t receive medical attention fast enough. But if more people knew how to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), more lives would be saved every day!

CPR keeps somebody’s heart pumping until emergency responders arrive. Here’s a video that shows how you can administer CPR with just your hands.

If you’re considering becoming CPR-certified, here are some facts you should know:

You’ll have the power to save a life.
By getting your CPR certification, you’re giving yourself the power to save a life at work, at home or out in the community.

You’ll be setting a good example as a community leader.
A good leader looks out for others and accepts responsibility for the people he or she cares about. Advocate for classes to be held at work, schools and churches or at a local community center to gather as many people as possible for the largest safety network.

Classes last between two and five hours and are packed with information.
Trained CPR educators will help you every step of the way, with demonstrations, videos and workbooks. You’ll become CPR-certified for up to two years.

You’ll learn how to handle an emergency situation.
CPR classes will teach you how to properly handle emergency situations so you can stay calm and help until emergency responders arrive.

You’ll have expert resources to protect your family.
Most CPR classes include First Aid and AED (automatic external defibrillator) training. You’ll gain the right tools to protect loved ones in an emergency medical situation.

Find a CPR course near you by clicking HERE. For more information on CPR, visit heart.org.

Health Lesson – Keep the Beat

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Call to Action

Watch the Hands-Only CPR Video, Two Steps to Stayin’ Alive.
“Keep the Beat” provides an overview of Hands-Only CPR, as well as an opportunity to view the Stayin’ Alive instructional video.

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