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CPR, First Aid and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Around the World
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The American Heart Association (AHA) publishes the scientific Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), which form the foundation of lifesaving protocols used by healthcare professionals, companies and hospitals in the United States and throughout the world.
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Life is Why
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At the AHA, we believe everyone deserves to live a healthier, longer life. To do that, we must be healthy — in heart and mind. Because the heart is where life’s moments are felt most, and the mind is where these moments become memories. It’s why we’ve made better heart and brain health our mission. Together with our volunteers and partners, we will make an extraordinary impact — Healthier adults. More active children. Stronger survivors. Because life, life is why.
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Together, We Save Lives
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The AHA partners with leading heart and health organizations around the world to gather and review resuscitation science and publish the AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, which serves as the basis for products that bring that lifesaving science to life. Taught by a network of 400,000 AHA Instructors and available in more than 12 languages, AHA CPR, first aid and advanced cardiovascular care training materials help 18 million healthcare providers, caregivers and community members save lives each day.
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September is CPR Month in the Latin American, Caribbean, Spain and Portugal (LACSP) Region!
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This year, the American Heart Association is committed to help even more people learn lifesaving CPR. Our goal is to train 100,000 kids, teens and adults in Hands-Only CPR, CPR Anytime®, Family & Friends CPR®, and Heartsaver® in the LACSP region!

The AHA is excited to promote this educational outreach in the LACSP region. Click here for more information on how to save a life.

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Share Your Story
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Read about people who are alive today because someone acted quickly and performed CPR. Share these stories with your friends and family, or add your own to inspire others to learn more about CPR.
From the Heart
"We feel we can do better, we feel we can be the difference by training thousands of persons in Basic, Advance and Pediatric life support with the quality and rigor from American Heart Association courses."
Pedro Caldeira, 41
RN, Ocean Medical Faculty, Portugal
"In a recent course, a student who was renewing their provider Heartsaver first aid course, told me "with what I learned last time, I could have saved my wife who was choking".
Fabian Gelpi, 41
American Heart Association Instructor, Argentina
“We train Basic, Advanced and Pediatric courses under the American Heart Association with constant, encouraging recognition from our candidates. We trust the quality, scientific studies and well-structured course content provided by AHA. Our goal is to provide high quality and effective resuscitation training to candidates”
Dr. Vincent W.T. Ho, 41
Director of Caritas Medical Centre Resuscitation Training Centre (CMCRTC). Hong Kong
"The Portuguese "Republican National Guard (GNR)" now uses the Guidelines of American Heart Association for military basic life support training of all operatives and advanced life support for its healthcare nurses and doctors. In that way our police can serve and protect the population in expanded ways, providing the most up to date care in safety and security."
Capt. Ricardo Gomes, 41
GNR, Portugal