Official American Heart Assoc. Training Site
The American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Programs deliver a dynamic message of hope — the hope of saving lives. New treatments have improved the possibility of survival from cardiovascular emergencies, cardiac arrest, and stroke. These new treatments offer the hope of improved quality of life for people who suffer these events.
Increasing public awareness of the importance of early intervention and ensuring greater public access to defibrillation will save many lives. ECC programs train more than 18 million people every year by educating healthcare providers, caregivers, and the general public on how to respond to these emergencies.
About 88 percent of people who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest do not survive to hospital discharge. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.
The ECC Programs Department is responsible for implementing program initiatives, and providing guidance and support to the ECC Training Network. The ECC Mission supports this responsibility.
The Mission of the American Heart Association's ECC Program is to reduce disability and death from acute circulatory and respiratory emergencies, including stroke, by improving the chain of survival in every community and in every health care system. ECC Guiding Philosophy
Each year in the United States, more than 500,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest…less than 15% survive. Approximately 75-80% of cardiac arrests happen outside of hospital. Bystander involvement and performance of high quality CPR becomes crucial in a sudden collapse. There are many factors that contribute to survival, however administering high quality CPR prolongs likely hood of survival. CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victims chance of survival---if it's given immediately.
On June 20th 2017, a group of more than 30 people gathered to learn about the importance and proper administration of CPR. With the lead instructor of Moshe Simkhayev, the group has successfully learned what to do as first response in case of cardiac arrest in adults, children and infants.
To make it a greater awareness, we will be launching further events in our community in order to make a difference and be able to reach out to as many people as we can. Because saving a life is that moment that you return a loved one to their family which can never be measures in gratitude. You can make a difference!
Stay tuned for further event updates.
5/14/2021 11:25:21 am
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