Hands on Hearts CPR Program

SOURCE: DC.gov


Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, your actions can only help.

DCFEMS offers free classes on the basics of hands-only CPR and AED awareness. The training instructs participants to focus on their hand placement, tempo and the number of compressions for two minute intervals.

Hands-only CPR is a technique that involves chest compressions without artificial respiration. Studies indicate that hands-only CPR performed immediately may increase a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

Completing the training does not provide participants with certification in CPR or a certification card. Please visit our CPR Training Program for more information on certification.

To host or attend a hands-only CPR class, please call 311 or visit http://311.dc.gov

UPCOMING EVENTS

Below is information on upcoming classes that you can sign up using the links provided below:

Thursday, January 21
6:30 pm – 7 pm
MPD 5th District Community Room
1805 Bladensburg Road, NE
https://handsonheartsmpd5th.eventbrite.com

Monday, February 1
6 pm – 6:30 pm
Engine 24
5101 Georgia Avenue, NW
http://handsonheartsengine24.eventbrite.com

Thursday, February 4
6:30 pm – 7 pm
MPD 5th District Community Room
1805 Bladensburg Road, NE
https://handsonheartsmpd5th.eventbrite.com

Monday, February 15
6 pm – 6:30 pm
Engine 24
5101 Georgia Avenue NW
http://handsonheartsengine24.eventbrite.com

Thursday, February 18
6:30 pm – 7 pm
MPD 5th District Community Room
1805 Bladensburg Road, NE
https://handsonheartsmpd5th.eventbrite.com

Thursday, March 3
6:30 pm – 7 pm
MPD 5th District Community Room
1805 Bladensburg Road, NE
https://handsonheartsmpd5th.eventbrite.com

Monday, March 7
6 pm – 6:30 pm
Engine 24
5101 Georgia Avenue NW
http://handsonheartsengine24.eventbrite.com

Thursday, March 17
6:30 pm – 7 pm
MPD 5th District Community Room
1805 Bladensburg Road, NE
https://handsonheartsmpd5th.eventbrite.com

Monday, March 21
6 pm – 6:30 pm
Engine 24
5101 Georgia Avenue NW
http://handsonheartsengine24.eventbrite.com

Counter: 2011
The number of individuals who have received Hands Only CPR Awareness Training.
As of: 1/6/16

Please be aware that completing the DC FEMS training does not provide participants with certification in CPR or a certification card. For more information on certification, please visit CPR Training Program.

To host a hands-only CPR class, please call 311 or visit http://311.dc.gov



http://fems.dc.gov/page/hands-hearts-cpr-program

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