Caregiver Support Program

Launches a Hands-Only CPR Training for Caregivers CPR Training Taking Place

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) is on a mission to empower caregivers, raising awareness and equipping them with essential lifesaving skills in the form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In collaboration with the American Red Cross, CSP created a Hands-Only CPR training video, which can be seen here and is also available on CSP’s national website.

The significance of CPR training cannot be overstated, as the 2023 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics state that among the over 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that occurred, about 75 to 80 percent happened at home. When someone goes into cardiac arrest, every second counts. Caregivers trained in CPR can.

  • Respond quickly and competently to someone in cardiac arrest.
  • Administer those first critical breaths and chest compressions that can make all the difference.
  • Help increases the chance of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.
  • Empower you to take immediate action.

The journey to acquiring crucial life-saving skills starts here. Contact your local CSP team to explore additional life-saving techniques and information.