American Heart Association



Welcome to ACDPS American Heart Assosciation Regional Training Center!! Offically known as the Kentucky West Central Division KY #15122. We are proud to be a part of the community by offering CPR training for Health Care Providers as well as the lay person. As a health care focused organization, we can not stress the importance of being CPR trained. We offer many classes, several times a month, with over 150 well educated instructors who have years of field experience.


CLASSES OFFERED


Community CPR/First Aid
Basic Life Support/CPR for Healthcare Provider
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

NEED A COURSE?

With many instructors for our region, there are several classes on a monthly basis. To schedule a course with our instructors or to see when the next course will take place, please contact Jeanne Hosp at the AHA Training Center inside ACDPS Headquarters at 502-839-7642 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 7am-3pm est or email us at: acemsaha@gmail.com


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New to CPR?? Please read below why being CPR certified is not only a good thing for your community, but for your family as well!


WHY LEARN CPR?


Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time. Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital, sudden cardiac arrests, occur annually and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.


WHO CAN YOU SAVE WITH CPR?


The life you save with CPR is most likely to be a loved one. Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.


WHY TAKE ACTION?


Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths. Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victims chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. Sadly, less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive. The American Heart Association trains more than 12 million people in CPR annually, to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR.