What Are ECC Guidelines?

Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines are updated every five-years

The Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines are scientific guidelines that are developed and peer-reviewed within the medical field related to the most current scientific evidence available for CPR and cardiac care. Guidelines are updated and published every five years and providers should be developing course content within this framework.

The American Heart Association is a representative organization from the United States and responsible for communicating these updated guidelines to us. Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines are available to every organization and business that performs CPR related training.
Heart inside a chest graphic

ECC Change

CPR Fundraising provides opioid overdose training in all of our CPR training programs. This training discusses and reviews what opioids are, how addiction occurs, and how to properly care for the medical condition.

ECC Change

CPR Fundraising's training programs all address providing care with CPR based on the absence of breathing and consciousness. Our Instructor Thoughts and video modules within all courses address the low likelihood of injury if CPR is performed on a victim who does not require chest compressions.
Early Initiation of CPR by Lay Rescuers

Cardiac Emergency Outlook

American Heart Association statistic on surviving cardiac arrest
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Checkout the 2020 American Heart Association's Update Video

ECC Change

The addition of debriefings for responders is an important and previously overlooked chain in the cardiac chain of survival. Laypersons will generally have very little to no exposure to the traumatic aftermath that can follow life and death incidents.

Did You Know..

Causes of Cardiac Arrest in Infants

ECC Change

CPR Fundraising has long been a proponent of getting kids trained early in life. To this end, we are currently developing a modified version of our adult courses that middle school and high school students can complete for FREE!
CPR Training for high and middle school students

ECC Change

CPR Fundraising understands the psychology behind the reluctance people in some of these communities may have as it relates to providing care for a female victim. To that end, CPR Fundraising sends out frequent press releases, social media posts, and outreach efforts in targeted areas to help boost awareness, understanding, and a desire to participate in CPR training programs.

Did You Know...

The key drivers to increasing bystander or layperson CPR training are to 1. Make it affordable; 2. Make it easy to complete; 3. Make it easy to understand for people with no previous experience with or exposure to CPR training, and 4. Make it easily accessible for people through the use of smartphones, tablets, and laptop / desktop computers.

CPR Fundraising achieves all of those objectives with our online CPR fundraising platorm.
Bystander CPR training should target socioeconomic, racial and ethnic populations

ECC Change

CPR Fundraising is continuing to develop and drive outreach programs, training grant programs, and public outreach efforts to encourage CPR training and assistance during a medical emergency.
Willingness to Perform CPR