Hands-Only CPR | Cascade

Curriculum Provider:
American Heart Association & Cascade Training Center
Certification Duration:
Non-credentialed course
Course Format:
Instructor led video based learning with skills practice opportunity.

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park).

It consists of two easy steps:

  • Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that).
  • Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

Hands-Only CPR is a non-credentialed course, meaning it does not result in an AHA certification card. This public awareness curriculum is a brief overview of skills such as compressions, how to appropriately call for help, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

This Hands-Only CPR Course does NOT include First Aid. If you are required to take a course that includes First Aid or results in a certification card, select a Heartsaver First Aid and/or CPR and AED Course from the "Offered Classes" link for more information and secure online registration. If you are a healthcare provider you may be required to take a different CPR course (Basic Life Support). To register for the BLS course, select that course from the "Offered Classes" link for more information and secure online registration.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional training materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.