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Hands on Hearts CPR Program

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Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, your actions can only help. Save a life…learn Hands Only CPR.  
DCFEMS offers free classes on the basics of Hands-only CPR and AED awareness. Hands-only CPR is a technique that involves chest compressions without artificial respiration. Studies indicate that Hands-only CPR performed immediately may increase a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. The training instructs participants to focus on their hand placement, tempo and the number of compressions. 
Once you have received CPR training, get alerted to sudden cardiac arrests in your immediate vicinity, so that you can start CPR in the critical lifesaving minutes before EMS teams arrive.
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Counter: 35,410
The number of individuals who have received Hands Only CPR Awareness Training.
As of: 10/25/2017

Note that Hands Only CPR does not provide participants with certification in CPR or a certification card. Please visit our CPR Training Program for more information on certification.

To host or attend a hands-only CPR class, please contact us at [email protected] or call 311.