CPR Training

Why Learn CPR?

Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time.

  • Nearly 326,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
  • Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.

Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.

Who Can You Save With CPR?

The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one. Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home. Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.

Why Take Action?

Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths. Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. Sadly, less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.

CPR/AED Training

Heartsaver/AED CPR 
(Open to the Public)

Expect a lot of hands-on instruction in this course, which are offered periodically throughout the year. Learn techniques to save adult, infant and child victims of cardiac or respiratory arrest. This course teaches one-person techniques in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED), rescue breathing and treatment of a choking victim. You also will receive valuable tips on the prevention of heart attack and stroke.

 Class size is a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 students.

Cost is $35 per student.
Currently classes are postponed due to COVID -19. Classes are being offered at North Kansas City Hospital.

Course Month Day Time Cost
Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support (Open to BLS professionals only)

Learn the required one- and two-person techniques for resuscitating adult, pediatric and infant victims of cardiac and respiratory arrest. Use of a bag valve mask and AED, and techniques for treatment of a choking victim are included.

Cost: $45 per student.

Friends and Family (Open to the Public)

This course is ideal for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card to meet a job requirement such as; new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning to save a life.

Cost: $25 per student.

Call 816-412-8007 or email nkcfd@nkc.org for more information and to enroll. 

  Do you or your organization need CPR training?
We offer training to groups of six to twelve individuals.
  We also offer Hands Only and Friends and Family CPR for people who want to learn CPR, but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement.

To enroll or for more information please call 816-412-8007.



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