CPR and First Aid

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.

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