Cleveland Summer of Hands Only CPR Trainings

hands only cpr ClevelandThe American Heart Association and University Hospitals collaborate to create more lifesavers in the community.

Without a doubt, CPR saves lives. The American Heart Association and University Hospitals have come together to create more lifesavers in Cleveland through a series of Hands-Only CPR trainings. 

The American Heart Association and University Hospitals are proud to work with the following area organizations this summer in an effort to increase the number of lifesavers in our community:

• Gilmour Academy (June 10)
• Cleveland Museum of Natural History (June 26)
• Cleveland Institute of Art: Tuesday, August 7; 1 pm – 3 pm
• Register Here – Link coming soon! Playhouse Square: Wednesday, July 11; 3 pm – 4:30 pm and 6 pm – 7:30 pm – Playhouse Square employees and volunteers only
Register Here! Case Western Reserve University(link opens in new window): Monday, August 13; 10 am – 1 pm

Approximately 350,000 individuals suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year. Unfortunately, only about 46% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims receive the immediate help they need before professional help arrives. 

These facts show how critical it is to have a community of lifesavers. Research shows that 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes, and nearly 90% of people who have out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby.  CPR, especially if performed immediately, can triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public.   If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. 

If you are unable to attend one of the training sessions, please watch the Hands-Only CPR Demo Video online.(link opens in new window)

Anyone can perform Hands-Only CPR.  Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps, performed in this order:  

1. Call 9-1-1 if you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse; and  
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until professional help arrives.

On behalf of American Heart Association, University Hospitals and each of the training sites listed above, we look forward to welcoming you to one of the Hands-Only CPR trainings. Here’s to a healthy summer!