Our mission is to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest by stimulating effective community, professional and citizen action.

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Learn CPR & How To Use An AED

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Lifesaving Strategies

Training that can save a life

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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Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD – CCPRF President
As a group we are transforming:

CPR Instructors
and Healthcare
Providers to

MEDAL


Citizens and
Students to

LIFESAVERS-1


Cardiac arrest
Survivors to

CPR ADVOCATES
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Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD

CCPRF President

“Seventy percent of sudden cardiac deaths happen to someone you know and love in or near your home. By recognizing the signs of SCA, calling 9-1-1, and starting CPR, citizens and family can save those who would otherwise die without immediate help. In celebration of CPR Week, learn CPR and how to use an AED. Get trained and be prepared to save a life!”

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Tom P. Aufderheide, MD

Past President, Member NCAC

“Citizen CPR Foundation is proud to support the work of the National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative. The mission of encouraging the education of what to do in a cardiac emergency is imperative for all citizens. Especially during CPR week, we stand with the NCAC in asking you to learn CPR, learn how to use an AED and you might be the next person to save a life.”

 The goal of the collaborative (NCAC) is to unify the cardiac arrest field, identify common goals, and build momentum within the field to improve survival from cardiac arrest. Ultimately, the goal is to change the current culture of inaction into a culture of action by encouraging the lay public to perform CPR.
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The Citizen CPR Foundation’s ECCU conference is our capstone event, hosting experts in CPR and SCA science, education and training. Students, practitioners and survivors convene to share knowledge and best practices to improve survival rates.
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“Words cannot express my gratitude. Every second counts, and they knew exactly what to do.”

-Michael

Lay Rescuer

More than 250,000 people suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the United States, their survival depends on immediate CPR usually performed by someone nearby. You are the lifesaver. Learn CPR, Save a Life, Be A HERO!

Learn CPR
CPR in Schools
Community Training
HeartSafe Communities

EMS

Seconds count and out-of-hospital care is critical to Sudden Cardiac Arrest survival. Working as team lay responders and EMS make a difference. You are Champions of CPR every day, help promote CPR and AEDs in your community!

Resuscitation Leadership Programs
Dispatch CPR
Guidelines
Benchmarking

In-Hospital Providers

Planning an in-hospital strategy for resuscitation not only increases survival rates but provides researchers with information to update guidelines for CPR. We are all working towards better outcomes, updated science has proven to save more lives!

In-Hospital Strategies
Resuscitation Leadership Programs
Families of High-Risk Patients
Scientific Statements