CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an important life-saving procedure that almost anyone can learn. While we may most often think of doctors or nurses performing CPR on cardiac arrest victims, many different professions and careers require CPR certification. Additionally, many other careers benefit significantly from CPR training and certification as this type of medical training […]



If you witnessed someone going into cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? Every year, hundreds of thousands of American lives are lost to cardiac arrest. When the heart stops beating, it’s unable to circulate blood and oxygen throughout the body. In just a few minutes, the victim can experience permanent brain damage or […]



More than 350,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside of the hospital every year in the United States. Additionally, SCA is one of the leading causes of death, and of the 350,000 cases, 90% prove fatal.  Using an AED on an SCA victim can double or triple the chances of survival for these victims. […]



Over the years, there have been many advancements and changes in CPR training. While most of us recognize CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as a combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths, it hasn’t always been this way. Over the years, there has been a variety of methods, including attaching someone to horses or barrels, to […]



Medical emergencies necessitate quick reaction times and swift decisions. When faced with an emergency, the last thing you want to do is hesitate. One of the things that can make someone hesitate in an emergency is fearing the legal repercussions of trying to help.  In the case of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), you might fear that […]


American Health Care Academy provides training for CPR certification online, AED training and Standard First Aid for lay-responders and Healthcare Providers.