CPR & AED Awareness Week

June 1–7

What if it Were Them?

June 1-7 each year is National CPR and AED Awareness Week, spotlighting how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED. Did you know about 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love. Be the difference for your parent, spouse, or child. What if it were them?
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In 2007, the AHA in coalition with the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council worked collaboratively to designate a National CPR and AED Awareness Week federally. On December 13, 2007, Congress unanimously passed a resolution to set aside June 1-7 each year as National CPR and AED Awareness Week to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED. Our campaign reinforces these skills but also places importance on the willingness of bystanders to act in a cardiac arrest emergency.

We invite you to celebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week in your community. To get started, we have created free materials that you can print from your home or office printer.

Every second counts in cardiac arrest.

Hands-Only Mashup - #CPRsaveslives

Learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR if you witness a teen or adult suddenly collapse: Call 9-1-1 and Push Hard and Fast in the Center of the Chest until Help Arrives. Please share our video of this family dinner scene turned disco party as they dance to Street Corner Symphony’s a cappella version of “Stayin’ Alive”, which has the same beats per minute as the ideal rate of chest compressions during CPR. Please like and share this important lifesaving video with your family and friends.


Printable Resources

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All printable resources are self-service to print on 8.5" x 11" paper.

CPR Anytime Training Kits

Learn. Practice. Share.
The CPR Anytime® Training Kit allows you to learn basic lifesaving skills in about 20 minutes from the comfort and privacy of your home or workplace. Plus, CPR Anytime is completely portable, so it is easy to share with family and friends.

Get First Aid, CPR and AED Training Today

Heartsaver® courses offer blended learning and instructor-led classroom options for those that may or may not require a course completion card for work. Use our Find a Class tool to reach a network of authorized AHA Training Centers and Instructors offer in-person classroom training and skills sessions at convenient locations.

Health & Safety Business Solutions with the American Heart Association can provide access to custom training solutions for your organization. Fill out the form and connect with our team.