Why Learn CPR?
Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs – is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.
When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. To learn more, go to cpr.heart.org.
Blackhawk Technical College offers non-credit training for individuals seeking CPR, first aid or related training. Topics of interest include:
- BLS Provider
- HeartCode® BLS
- Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED
- Heartsaver® CPR AED
- Heartsaver® First Aid
For more information on upcoming classes, please search our current offerings.
To register online, click here.