CPR Resources

CPR Resources

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association

Learn About Sudden Cardiac Arrest Educational Materials

The Chain of Survival

The “Chain of Survival” refers to the chain of events that must occur in rapid succession to maximize the chances of survival from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The metaphor is a simple way to educate the public about its vital role in helping SCA victims. It suggests that each link is critical and interdependent, and the Chain of Survival is only as strong as its weakest link. Bystanders can help save lives by addressing the first three links in the Chain of Survival. - SCA Infographic Download

Kid's Health

Learning About Emergencies & First Aid CPR: A Real Lifesaver

How Can You a Kid Learn CPR? The American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and the National Safety Council all offer CPR courses. You also might find CPR classes at your local hospital, places of worship, the YMCA, or your school. You're usually ready to take a CPR course and get certified if you are in middle school or above. Talk with your mom or dad if you'd like to learn how to do it. Knowing CPR can be a real lifesaver!

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) developed the Diseases and Conditions Index (DCI) for patients, caregivers, and the public. The NHLBI provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood disorders and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

NHLBI Publications and Resources: The NHLBI develops materials for the public and health professionals on a variety of topics related to heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. Learn More.

NHLBI Health Topics

NHLBI’s health topics provide information to help you learn more about heart, lung, blood, and sleep conditions, diagnostic tests, and treatments.

American Heart Association

The use of CPR dates back to 1740, yet even today, most Americans don't know how to perform it. Given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save lives. Learn More

History of CPR - Highlights from the 16th century to the 21st century. 

Resuscitation: It’s as old as the healing arts, as new as a drone delivering an automated external defibrillator (AED). From primitive methods (like whipping an unconscious victim with stinging nettles) to modern-day cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the evolution of resuscitation has been marked by profound aha! moments alongside decades of abandoned lifesaving methods. These are just a few highlights from the intricate and fascinating history of CPR.

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