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

Learn CPR

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


Citizens and
Students to


Cardiac arrest
Survivors to

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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.”


Tom P. Aufderheide, MD

Past President, Member NCAC

“The mission of encouraging the education of what to do in a cardiac emergency is imperative for all citizens…learn how to use an AED and you might be the next person to save a life.”

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.
Explore ECCU 2017

“Words cannot express my gratitude. Every second counts, and they knew exactly what to do.”


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


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

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