CPR: How and Why to Learn It
Nov 02, 2017 Cedars-Sinai Staff
Fewer than half of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital get the help they need before medical professionals arrive.
Where to learn CPR
- Contact your local Red Cross. They'll teach you to respond to respiratory and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age. Some courses, such as Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, also teach students to help during first aid emergencies.
- Many schools and religious groups offer CPR training. An internet search or a glance at the community boards at schools, churches, synagogues, and similar locations will often show classes affiliated with the American Heart Association.
- Fire departments are a great resource, either for providing CPR classes or referring you to other local options.
- Hospitals may hold CPR classes. Cedars-Sinai offers infant safety and CPR for parents and other caregivers.
- The American Heart Association has a tool to help you locate CPR classes near you.