Hands-Only CPR On The Rise
As the understanding of CPR has advanced new methods have been created. Most recently hands-only CPR, also known as Continuous Chest Compression (CCC), has become popular. This life-saving technique does not require certification and does not require mouth-to-mouth breathing. According to the American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR, "has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR." To learn more about CPR and AEDs you can visit the Arizona Department of Health Services here.
If interested in Hands-Only CPR training for your groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-882-7308 for more information. Please note this is not a certifying course.
Traditional CPR Certification
The Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division does not have any CPR classes scheduled at this time. While there are no set classes, the division can accommodate class requests for groups of 10 or more. A traditional CPR course will lead to certification - a Hands-Only CPR course will not. Please note that the CRR Division is certified by the American Health & Safety Institute.
While the CRR Division is unable to accommodate individuals and small groups there are a number of local organizations that offer CPR certification. Some examples are listed below. These courses also teach about Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). AEDs are very effective at helping people survive in conjunction with CPR.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and there are many other organizations that offer courses. CPR certification is good for two years and will have to be renewed on a regular basis.