American Heart Association

Video-only CPR training without a manikin still effective


Families trained in CPR using video training without a manikin performed chest compressions similarly six months after their training as those who received video training with manikins, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers studied 571 family members of cardiac […]

Delaware adds CPR to school health curriculum

High school students in Delaware will learn how to perform CPR as part of their graduation requirements under a curriculum change recently adopted by the state’s Board of Education.

The move makes Delaware the 20th state requiring CPR training as a high school graduation requisite and will mean nearly 8,500 […]

CPR instructor uses training to save newborn puppy

TALTY, Texas _ Alicia Pederson awoke to her dog Izzy squealing in pain. Alicia knew Izzy was pregnant and due any day. But what she found in her living room at 2 a.m. took her breath away: Two puppies on the floor. One healthy and wriggling. The other cold, […]

Training the next generation of lifesavers, one student at a time

Understanding that educating a nation of first responders is the key to saving lives, 12 states now require CPR training as a requirement for high school graduation.

The American Heart Association helped pioneer CPR more than 50 years ago, and continues to refine this lifesaving technique. The organization trains over 14.5 […]