Hands-Only CPR

Learn Hands-only CPR

Did you know that most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public place die because they don’t receive immediate CPR? Together, we can change that.

As part of our goal to reduce heart-related deaths in Northern Kentucky by 25% between 2015 and 2025, the Florence Wormald Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Elizabeth offers easy-to-follow steps that can make a lifesaving difference.

What Is Cardiac Arrest?

Unlike a heart attack, when blood flow to the heart is blocked, cardiac arrest occurs when your heart has an electrical malfunction that causes it to stop unexpectedly. This causes you to lose consciousness. If you don’t receive CPR, death occurs within minutes.

How to Do Hands-only CPR

If you see someone collapse:

  • Call 911 immediately Be specific about where you are so emergency professionals can find you as quickly as possible.
  • Push hard and fast in the center of the chest – Use both hands to press down to the beat of the classic disco song, “Stayin’ Alive.”

Know The Signs Of A Heart Attack

Did you know sweating, dizziness or back pain can signal a heart attack? And, women and men can have different symptoms. Recognizing the symptoms can save a life.

Learn the Heart Attack Signs
St. Elizabeth AHA Training Center

CPR Certification

The St. Elizabeth Amercian Heart Association Training Center offers a variety of courses designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

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Jeff Carr

Jeff Carr

“There was no warning, no nothing,” Karen Carr recalls of the December evening her husband’s heart stopped beating. Jeff Carr, a tall, lean construction worker at age 52, felt uncomfortable on the couch and decided to go upstairs to lie down. 

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Unparalleled Heart Care

St. Elizabeth Edgewood has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center, placing us in an elite group of hospitals that have met high standards to fully address the needs of patients with complex cardiac conditions.

The Joint Commission and American Heart Association Certification - Meets Standards for Comprehensive Cardiac Center