June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Disaster Survival Skills and Online CPR Skills want everyone to know that every second counts in cardiac arrest emergencies and that you can make a difference.  You can save lives by learning how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating or beats too ineffectively to circulate blood to the brain and other vital organs. More than 350,000 people suffer cardiac arrest annually in the United States, but sadly only 11 percent survive. For every minute without immediate CPR and use of an AED, survival chances drop 10 percent.

What to do when someone collapses

If you see someone collapse without warning, take immediate action with these three steps:

  1. Call 911.
  2. Start CPR.
  3. Use an AED. (If available)

Learn to be a hero.

Whether you are a healthcare worker, a workplace responder or a member of the public, Disaster Survival Skills provides several ways to become trained. From in person classes to online, or even blended (online course with in-person hands on skills session) and all courses are compliant with public health guidance. All our training courses satisfy requirements set by the Occupational Safety and American Heart Association. Check with your employer as to what class you need if you are taking training to fulfill a job requirement.

You’ll find additional information at our website, and you can enter your name and email to calculate your disaster preparedness needs. Disaster Survival Skills carries a full line of emergency disaster supplies and first aid supplies.

Our free OnlineCPRskillls.com provides users with instant access to CPR and AED training for adults, children and infants including a complete first aid course. Learn in English or Spanish on sudden cardiac arrest, performing CPR and other emergencies.

Train safely, effectively, and confidently. The health and safety of course participants and instructors are always our top priority. While work environments have been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to be prepared to respond to emergencies, and to ensure the health and safety of others, has not. We continue to support the need for training in resuscitation, CPR and First Aid with remote-friendly training solutions and easy access to on-demand learning. and virtual training options that follow public health guidance.
In the moments that matter, be the help until help arrives.