Hands-On Practical Experience CPR
Offered free to the community, HOPE provides Hands-On Practical Experience in a simplified form of CPR using only chest compressions (no mouth-to-mouth breaths). Chest compression-only CPR has been shown to be as effective as regular CPR. For those who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital, the chance of survival is less than 10 percent. Brain damage can occur in four minutes and for every minute without CPR, the chance of survival goes down by 10 percent.
The goal is a simple one: to save as many lives as possible. HOPE is 45 minutes course designed for anyone who desires potentially life-saving hands-on practical experience in chest compression-only CPR. HOPE is a positive educational experience designed for anyone who desires to learn this potentially life-saving skill; children attending school, family members and friends, or members of our local, education, business, or religious communities. Thousands of people have already participated in HOPE training.
HOPE is a partnership in community health and welfare between the American Safety & Health Institute, Fairfield Medical Center, and the Gordon B. Snider Cardiovascular Institute. HOPE was originally created by Becky DeVoss, RN, M.S.H.A. Participation in HOPE does not result in certification and is not appropriate for individuals who are occupationally required to be certified in CPR, AED use, or professional-level basic life support. For full certification courses please visit our CPR AED Training page to see which program best fits your need.
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Schedule a HOPE workshop
Best of all, HOPE classes are FREE of charge to the participants. Visit us on our Facebook page for information on the next HOPE workshop we are hosting in the community or contact us if interested in partnering with LifeSafety365 to host a Community LifeSafety Workshop for your organization or group.
FAQ Answers to frequently asked questions
What is HOPE?
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What is the Dr. Gordon B. Snider Cardiovascular Institute?
The institute is named after the physician who brought the first intensive care unit to the Lancaster, OH community. The Dr. Gordon B. Snider Cardiovascular Institute joins physicians across medical disciplines for the evaluation of current heart care practices and to develop improved methods of heart care.
Who created HOPE?
HOPE was originally created by Becky DeVoss, RN, M.S.H.A. Becky is the Clinical Education Coordinator at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio. Becky began teaching HOPE in the Ohio school system. She and her group of instructors and facilitators have trained thousands of people in chest compression-only CPR since HOPE began in 2012.
Who is the intended audience for HOPE?
HOPE is designed for anyone who desires potentially life-saving hands-on practical experience in chest compression-only CPR; children attending school, family members and friends, members of the local, education, business, or religious communities.
How can my corporation, association, or agency benefit from offering free HOPE courses?
Beyond “offering HOPE” to employees and visitors in the event of sudden cardiac arrest, a free HOPE course is a positive educational experience that can contribute to an effective program of safety and health training. As a short, but practical learning experience, HOPE is both efficient and engaging. It can used to increase health awareness; to bolster support for existing safety and health compliance efforts; to improve morale; and to encourage safe and healthful working conditions. Free HOPE training can be extended to family members of staff, customers, and the community as one element of corporate citizenship effort to demonstrate a positive community impact
Are participants who successfully complete HOPE certified in CPR?
No. HOPE is not appropriate for individuals who are occupationally required to be certified in CPR/AED or professional level basic life support. However, participants do receive recognition and documentation of their participation in the HOPE course.
What is the goal of HOPE?
To save as many lives as possible.
What is chest compression-only CPR?
Chest compression-only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. People are more likely to attempt resuscitation if it does not involve mouth to mouth.1 Chest compression-only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR (compressions and breaths) for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work, or in public.
How can my health care organization benefit from offering free HOPE courses?
Beyond “offering HOPE” to victims of sudden cardiac arrest, a free HOPE course is a positive educational experience for community members. The healthcare market is increasingly competitive, pushing hospitals and health systems to find creative new ways to emphasize its commitment to caring for the community, to attract new patients, and to forge loyalty. HOPE can be offered as a free “Community CPR Day” with the imperative 3 goal of training community members to save as many lives as possible. It can be united with planned or existing marketing campaigns to promote a new institute or clinic, or to raise the organizations brand awareness in the community. The bottom of the HOPE infographic on SCA and compression-only CPR has space allocated for contact information for full certification courses offered by the organization.
What are the requirements for successful completion of HOPE?
Participants are required to correctly demonstrate how to recognize unresponsiveness, activate the EMS system by calling 911, and give two minutes of good chest compressions.