Learn About Hands-Only CPR
With hands-only CPR, there are no rescue breaths. You just call 911 and then push hard and fast on the victim’s chest. Hands-only is recommended on adults who have suddenly collapsed. Learn more about hands-only CPR.
Individual/Group CPR Certification
Nappanee EMS currently offers CPR certification courses on an individual/group basis. Here are some other organizations currently offering courses:
Why is CPR Important?
When a heart attack or cardiac arrest happens, the heart stops pumping blood through the body. You can support a victim’s heart through rescue breathing and chest compressions.
- CPR pumps a small amount of blood to the brain. It “buys time” until the heart can function on its own again.
- According to the American Heart Association, about 80 percent of heart attacks occur at home. Ninety-two percent of victims die before getting to the hospital. CPR can more than double a victim’s chance of survival.
- We encourage everyone to learn this technique, including parents, babysitters, caregivers, and teachers.
- The American Heart Association has more information about CPR and heart-health.
Schedule a Training
You can complete our online training request form below. You can also contact Nappanee EMS at 574-773-5658