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Every day nearly 1,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest in the United States alone. By using the resources on this page, you can learn how to double a person’s chance of survival!

CPR In the COVID-19 Era

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's natural to question whether to respond. American Heart Association's journal, Circulation, published a study indicating the risk of contracting the virus while doing chest-compression-only CPR is low. Most out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the home or in long-term care facilities, with only 18.8 percent happening in public, according to the AHA. So, most likely a rescuer will be helping a family member or friend. If a bystander is wearing a mask and sees a stranger collapse suddenly, doing chest-compression-only CPR most likely is low risk, particularly if the victim also is wearing a mask or the rescuer could cover the victim's face with a cloth or shirt. 
 

Videos

Video: Learn Chest-Compression-Only CPR. From Gordon A. Ewy, MD, and Karl B. Kern, MD, the University of Arizona research physicians who pioneered this lifesaving technique

Check… Call… Compress in Cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

En este video dirigido por Alejandra Zapien-hidalgo, doctora general y profesora de la universidad de Arizona, usted aprenderá la técnica de resucitación cardiopulmonar (RCP) con solo compresiones de pecho.

Watch this 2-minute, 30-second video produced by the Gootter Foundation to learn how Erika Yee, a Girl Scout and University High School (Tucson) band member, used her knowledge to save classmate Chris Miller. Melissa Ludgate, a UA College of Medicine student, explains this lifesaving technique.

Learn Chest Compression Only CPR - American Sign Language with captions and voice over.

Wanda Moore, chair of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Community Coalition for Heart Health Education for Women of Color, addresses minority concerns about responding in cases of sudden cardiac arrest -- a leading public health problem that affects minority populations disproportionately. Learn the three Cs of being a lifesaver -- Check, Call, Compress.

What is an AED and how to use it.

The University of Arizona Men's Basketball Team's legendary 3-point shooter covers the 3 Cs of chest-compression-only CPR -- Check, Call, Compress

Video: First Responders Guide to Resuscitation

En este video dirigido por Alejandra Zapien-hidalgo, doctora general y profesora de la universidad de Arizona, usted aprenderá como usar un desfibrilador externo automático (DEA) y la técnica de resucitación cardiopulmonar (RCP) con solo compresiones de pecho.

General Information

Learn the signs so you'll know when to respond.

SHARE Consortium and the UA Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Research Group rediscovered a fact that cannot be emphasized enough, both to experts in the field of resuscitation science and to the public: Gasping is a Sign of Cardiac Arrest.

Understand how to spot and use an automated external defibrillator.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chest-Compression-Only CPR

Five years of data in Arizona show this method doubles a person's chance of survival.

More Information

Download a 3 Steps Chest-Compression-Only CPR Poster