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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is committed to training 500,000 Los Angeles County residents Hands Only CPR (HOCPR) by December 31, 2023!

Trainings will be held through Los Angeles County, including sporting events, entertainment venues, churches, college and school campuses, worksites, malls, and other places throughout LA County communities.

    Total LA County Residents Trained
    *Includes all reported trainings in 2023 by Los Angeles County Heart Heroes partners.


    Heart Heroes Fact Sheet English | Spanish

    American Heart Association Hands-only CPR Poster

    Video: How to perform Hands-only CPR

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    A family member or friend — has cardiac arrest and their heart has stopped beating. What do you do? If you perform CPR immediately it can potentially double or triple their chance of survival.

    Learning to perform Hands-Only CPR may help save the life of someone you know and love.

    • More than 350,00 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year.
    • Over 70% of cardiac arrests happen at home o and 16.3 % in public settings.
    • Only 40% of people receive immediate help before an ambulance or other emergency professionals arrive

    Hands-Only CPR focuses on the first few minutes following a cardiac arrest. Chest compressions move oxygen through the body to keep the brain and other vital organs alive, which will help buy time until an ambulance or other emergency help arrives.

    You never know when you'll need to save a life. Learn Hands-Only CPR today and be ready to save a life in the future.

    Our Partners

    The Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health is proud to partner with various community partners and businesses to train 500,000 Los Angeles County residents in Hands-Only CPR!

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