Kentucky is the 29th state that requires high school students enrolled in health, physical education, or Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps courses to receive CPR training and certification. In collaboration with the Center for Simulation Education and the College of Health and Human Services, the Insitute for Health Innovation has launched an AHA (American Heart Association) CPR, AED, and First Aid certification course program. This project will increase the number of Kentucky high school students, faculty, and CPR certified staff and increase the survival rates for people suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in our community.
The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course trains participants to provide first aid CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) safely, timely, and effective manner. The American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) reflects science and education.
Upon completing the course, including a first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.
Currently, we are limited to a group of no more than 24 participants per course. Events are held in person.
We are booked for our Spring 2022 HeartSaver courses. We will be rolling out the Summer and Fall 2022 schedule by May 2022. Please visit the NKU AHA signup page to check potential upcoming dates.
If you are interested in learning more about this program and scheduling your group for a session, please fill out this form. Someone will reach out and work with you about the next steps.
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