Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack, near drowning, drug overdose, and sudden cardiac arrest, in which a person’s heart has stopped and breathing has ceased. When the heart stops, lack of oxygenated blood can cause brain damage in only a few short minutes and cause death within 8 to 10 minutes. CPR can keep oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other organs until more definitive medical treatment can restore a normal heart rhythm.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, nearly half a million Americans die from a cardiac arrest every year and more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year.
CPR CLASS HIGHLIGHTS
CPR COURSES OFFERED
Community Hands-only CPR Class
A FREE 1.5-hour CPR/AED class that includes a formal 1-hour lecture and a 30-minute skills validation. Students will learn how to provide Adult hands-only CPR and how to use an AED in conjunction with CPR. No Certification Card will be given at the end of this class.
HeartSaver CPR/AED Course
A 3-hour course that teaches CPR and relief of choking in adults, children, and infants and use of barrier devices for all ages. It also covers the use of the AED machine (Automated External Defibrillator). It is designed for those who have a duty to respond to a cardia emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. This would include teachers, fitness trainers, lifeguards and coaches. This is also a wonderful course for anyone that has a responsibility to care for another person including parents and babysitters. It is for the non-healthcare professional. This class is NOT for Healthcare Providers. This class is NOT for Daycare Providers or Preschool Teachers. Class includes a formal 1-hour lecture, 1-hour American Heart Association video training, and a 1-hour skills practice and validation. All students will receive an AHA HeartSaver Workbook and an RPH CPR Readiness Kit.
Community CPR Resource Booth
Riverside Project Heart is dedicated to promoting lifesaving skills within the community, offering a unique and valuable service. With the ability to host hands-only CPR booths at various events, including community gatherings, schools, workplaces, churches, and city events, Riverside Project Heart brings crucial knowledge directly to the people. Our experienced team provides engaging and informative sessions, empowering individuals to learn the basics of hands-only CPR in a supportive and accessible environment. By making this essential skill readily available, Riverside Project Heart aims to create a community that is not only informed but also equipped to respond effectively in emergency situations, ultimately saving lives.