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HEARTSafe Community

Improve community survival

Building communities of heroes and survivors by improving action and response to cardiac arrest through training, preparation and response protocols.

What does it take to be a HEARTSafe Community? 

Public Access to AEDs
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 Citizens Trained in CPR
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Aggressive Resuscitation Protocol for EMS and Hospitals
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The world’s largest, most comprehensive and inclusive convening in the field of cardiac arrest survival. Summit helps inform, motivate and activate professionals and leaders in the field of sudden cardiac arrest to save more lives from SCA.

Recognizing 40 outstanding individuals less than 40 years of age, our new recognition program will engage, strengthen and celebrate the future of sudden cardiac arrest training, response and survival.

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Stu Berger, MD – CCPRF President

Citizen CPR Foundation is dedicated to saving more lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest by increasing the number of lay responders trained in CPR and how to use AEDs.

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We’re evolving beyond education and science into action by transforming into an organization focused on year-round, ongoing programs and activity across the nation dedicated to our mission – saving more lives from cardiac arrest.

We’re building and maintaining an even broader network of partners focused on programs and actions that will move the needle on SCA survival rates.

Linking everyone in the cardiac arrest chain of survival.

COVID-19 Resources

American Heart Association (AHA) 

This site includes resources specific to resuscitation science for healthcare providers, including the Scientific Statement on Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support of Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients, our new Oxygenation and Ventilation modules, and many insights from the frontlines of care and response. Also on this page is guidance for the AHA Training Network including information about our AHA Provider and Instructor Card extensions.

National Safety Council (NSC)

The following link contains guidance for National Safety Council instructors as it relates to First Aid and CPR training during the COVID-19 crisis.

American Red Cross 

Educators, Trainers, and Professional Providers: This site centralizes resources providers may require, including guidance from our Scientific Advisory Council, information on how to conduct training virtually and with social distancing protocols, and certification extensions.

Lay Responders and Students: This landing page offers a range of guidance for lay responders and students on safety practices when taking a training class, responding to a resuscitation emergency, managing anxiety, and returning to work.