We offer free Hands-only CPR courses to any Stanford group!
Our Hands-only CPR Course will teach your group how to help someone in cardiac arrest. We will discuss how to recognize a cardiac emergency and what actions to take after seeing someone collapse in public. We will also learn how to assess the patient, perform chest compressions, and use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
This course is extremely interesting and fun for any person. Hands-Only CPR is recommended by the American Heart Association and is based on the technique that is relayed by 911 dispatchers. Although these classes do not result in a certification, they are a great way to learn the skills necessary to save a life.
The Hands-Only CPR Course is free for any Stanford campus group, regardless of group size. Better yet, your course can be hosted in the location that is most convenient for you (i.e., college dorm, conference rooms, and offices). No preparation is necessary, as our team will provide all necessary equipment and staff.
To request a course, contact us @: StanfordEMS@stanford.edu
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are lifesaving emergency devices used to treat cardiac arrest by delivering an electrical shock after the device automatically analyzes a person’s heart rhythm. Each minute a person is in cardiac arrest, their chances of survival decreases by 5 to 7% until a shock is administered.
In addition to high-quality CPR, AEDs are one of the many important interventions for a patient in cardiac arrest. There are over 60 AEDs in university buildings at Stanford. One of our missions is to help students locate these AEDs. Do you know where your closest AED is?
This project is done by Stanford EMS in collaboration with the Stanford University Fire Marshal’s Office.