Sudden Cardiac Arrest can occur at any time, to anyone, anywhere.

People who experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest can die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone close-by.


As a family member, friend or bystander, you can take action to save someone’s life!
That’s why CPR it Works exists.
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Advocating…

The objective of our mission is to integrate CPR in the mindset of others — to create an awareness of the effectiveness of quality bystander CPR, AED, and its place in the Chain Of Survival.

Inspiring…

We seek to inspire and unite communities through the narrative of our 25 year old son’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest — sharing his survival story and coming alongside and supporting those who have lost loved ones in similar cardiac events.

Educating…

As part of our community outreach, we offer CPR Awareness Classes to encourage others to embrace the challenge of being prepared to save a life.

Training…

We offer American Heart Association classes in BLS, CPR, and HeartSaver.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Event Venue Date Description
AHA HeartSaver® Adult, Child, Infant CPR and AED Brea - Private Event
  • May 1, 2018 6:00 pm

AHA HeartSaver Certification Class – Adult, Child, Infant CPR and AED

THIS PRIVATE CLASS IS ALREADY FILLED.  Please email me if you would like to be informed of the next public class offering, or, if you have a group of 8 that would like to go through this certification training together, I can arrange a private class just for your group.

This Heartsaver CPR/AED course is designed for those with little to no medical training who are in need of CPR certification to enhance their job prospect or provide care for a loved one. The course covers basic CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) skills, as well as choking assistance for adults, children, and infants. Upon completing this interactive hands on class, you will be comfortable performing life saving CPR in cardiac emergencies.

Who should take this class:

  • Teachers
  • Trainers
  • Coaches
  • Security guards
  • Anyone who would simply like to be more prepared in case of an emergency.
Sold Out
AHA Family & Friends® CPR Buena Vida Club House, Brea
  • May 17, 2018 6:30 pm

The AHA Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Features

  • Uses AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which improves learning and retention
  • Classroom format works well for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback while learning skills
  • Each student receives high-quality course materials for ongoing reference
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Taste of Brea® 2018 – Exhibitor Brea Downtown
  • May 24, 2018 5:00 pm

Come visit us at our booth at the Taste of Brea® 2018. We’ll be offering free hands only CPR demos, AED, resuscitation demos, and choking assistance for infant, child, and adult.

We look forward to meeting you and together becoming catalysts for saving lives!

More info on the Taste of Brea® 2018 can be found at tasteofbrea.com

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AHA HeartSaver® Adult, Child, Infant CPR and AED Academy 831
  • June 1, 2018 9:00 am

AHA HeartSaver Certification Class – Adult, Child, Infant CPR and AED

This Heartsaver CPR/AED course is designed for those with little to no medical training who are in need of CPR certification to enhance their job prospect or provide care for a loved one. The course covers basic CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) skills, as well as choking assistance for adults, children, and infants. Upon completing this interactive hands on class, you will be comfortable performing life saving CPR in cardiac emergencies.

Who should take this class:

  • Teachers
  • Trainers
  • Coaches
  • Security guards
  • Anyone who would simply like to be more prepared in case of an emergency.
Register
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) (AHA Certificate Class) Academy 831
  • June 8, 2018 9:00 am

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS)

The BLS Course satisfies the requirements for healthcare professionals and covers 1-and 2-rescuer adult, child, and infant CPR. This course also covers choking, use of an AED machine, bag-valve devices, and rescue breathing techniques.

Who should take this class:

  • MD’s
  • RN’s
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • First responders
  • EMTs
  • Anyone in the healthcare field who provides direct patient care

4 hour class | $50      AHA “REQUIRED” Book/ $17

All students must have a current book – AHA BLS Provider Student Manual (15-1010-located on back cover).

This book is REQUIRED for the class.  You can do one of the following:

  • Purchase book from CPR it Works, LLC during the online class enrollment for a total purchase cost of $67
  • Bring current book to class if you have one

COURSE CONTENT:

  • 1 and 2 Rescuer CPR/AED for Adult, Child, Infant
  • Differences between Adult, Child, and Infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for Adult, Child, and Infant
  • Rescue breathing for Adult, Child, and Infant
  • Relief Choking for Adult, Child, and Infant

CEU’s Available!

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Classes, Outreaches, Community Events

Why we started “CPR it Works”

Al and Debbie Medina

As Al and I reflect on when our son Daniel collapsed of a sudden cardiac arrest at home in our kitchen, we remind ourselves how grateful we are that within seconds of collapse, our son’s friend administered immediate quality bystander CPR.  That, followed with emergency medical treatment from our local paramedics and hospital, drastically increased Daniel’s chances of survival and we are so thankful that he is still with us today!

Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

What we learned through this traumatic event is that most sudden cardiac arrests occur at home — and the chances of survival WITHOUT immediate bystander CPR is frighteningly slim. This is why we are encouraging everyone to be aware of the importance of CPR and become prepared to one day possibly saving the life of a friend or family member.

Our website is a great place to begin equipping you with the knowledge and confidence needed to deal with a sudden cardiac arrest event.  We hope that you’ll take advantage of one of our free CPR training classes or a more in-depth CPR certification course and that you’ll be able to connect with us at one of our community events as we attempt to advocate, inspire, educate, and train for quality bystander CPR.

Debbie Medina
Founder
CPR it Works

AHA Instructor
CPR, AED, BLS, HeartSaver

Sudden cardiac arrest kills more people than traffic accidents, handguns, house fires, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined - more than 350,000 each year in the US alone!

Be the Difference for Someone You Love

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.

Chain of Survival

The 5 links in the adult Chain of Survival are:

  • Immediate RECOGNITION of cardiac arrest and ACTIVATION of 911 (the emergency response system)
  • Early CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) with an emphasis on chest compressions
  • Rapid DEFIBRILLATION
  • Effective ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT
  • Integrated POST-CARDIAC ARREST CARE

A strong Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of heart attack, stroke and other emergencies.

In this 5-minute appearance on the Today Show, Dr. Oz demonstrates how easy and effective hands only CPR and the use of a public AED can be.

“Everyone in America today can learn how to do hands only CPR.”

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