Nation of Heartsavers

Let’s Create a World Free of Cardiac Arrest. Is Your Community Prepared for an Emergency?

The American Heart Association (AHA) Nation of Heartsavers is a national movement around safety and emergency preparedness in our communities. The AHA serves in communities educating audiences to unite and encourage more people to be prepared to act in an emergency, be it for CPR, first aid, or safety.

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What is a Heartsaver®? Heartsavers are champions. They are prepared to perform the heroic act of CPR, a critical link in our chain of survival. We want to recognize these people or groups for their commitment to help save a life during an emergency or who are compelled to create a heart safe community and build a world free from cardiac arrest. We value these individuals, community groups, schools, districts or businesses for their contributions both nationally and locally.

Heartsavers are champions.

Whether you have helped save a life within your community, or created an emergency safety plan for your teams, schools or businesses, you are partnering with the American Heart Association to improve the survival rate of citizens who receive bystander CPR. We are happy to honor anyone who has assisted in any part of our chain of survival, regardless of training or outcome. Please help us honor those who act in a CPR emergency by nominating a Heartsaver Hero at www.heart.org/HeartsaverHero.

This is relevant to your community as bystander rates have increased from 31% to 46% since 2010. We can all make a difference in survival outside of the hospital by training more bystanders for emergencies in CPR and First Aid starting with our schools. Learn more about CPR in Schools at www.heart.org/cprinschools.

Nominate someone for the Heartsaver Hero Award

Heartsaver Hero

The Heartsaver Hero award is our way of saying thank you for performing the heroic act of CPR, a critical link in our chain of survival. We want to recognize the heroes that have stepped in to help save a life during an emergency. You have not only helped save a life within your community, but you are also partnering with the American Heart Association to improve the survival rate of citizens who receive bystander CPR.

CPR in Schools

Let’s create The Next Generation of Lifesavers™ by giving all students and educators the opportunity to learn CPR and creating more qualified lifesavers in our communities. The CPR in Schools Training Kit™ enables students to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR in just one class period. Plus, it teaches AED use and choking relief. The easy-to-use kit can be facilitated by anyone and is designed specifically for the needs of schools. You can make a difference in your school, district and community.

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Cardiac Emergency Response Plan

A cardiac emergency response plan is a written document that establishes specific steps to reduce death from cardiac arrest in school settings. A carefully orchestrated response to cardiac emergencies will reduce deaths in school settings, and ensure that chaos does not lead to an improper or no response. Preparation is the essential key to saving lives.