This class is taught on the guide lines of the AHA known as The American Heart Association. Increasing public awareness of the importance of early intervention and ensuring greater public access to defibrillation will save many lives. ECC programs train more than 18 million people every year by educating healthcare providers, caregivers, and the general public on how to respond to these emergencies. About 88 percent of people who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest do not survive to hospital discharge. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.The Mission of the American Heart Association's ECC Program is to reduce disability and death from acutecirculatory and respiratory emergencies, including stroke, by improving the chain of survival in every community and in every health care system. ECC Guiding Philosophy

- Improve the Chain of Survival in Every Community
- Increase Quality, Timeliness of Materials
- Identify, Expand Training
- Document Effectiveness
- Improve Efficiency