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Hands-Only CPR

This course is a one-hour, quick, upbeat, and informal class designed for community awareness of SCA, and will teach participants how to start CPR right away and continue doing chest compressions until help arrives. Participants will learn about cardiac arrest and how to recognize it’s happening, the three simple steps of Hands-only CPR for victims over 8 years old, and receive a basic overview of an automated external defibrillator (AED)*. Training in Hands-Only CPR gives members of our local community the ability to help save a life without using mouth-to-mouth ventilations or obtaining a certification card!

To inquire about Hands-Only CPR

HCDFRS offers Hands-Only CPR to groups of 20 or more people including families, organizations, and community groups. Training is scheduled by appointment, and the instructors may be available to come to you. To inquire about a training class for your group, please contact our Hands-Only CPR team at handsonlycpr@hcdfrs.org with a proposed date, time, location, and number of participants for your training. You may also call (410) 313-2016 for more information.

*An automated external defibrillator, or AED, is a portable device designed to administer a brief electroshock to the heart of a SCA victim directly through electrodes placed on the chest wall.