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What’s the purpose of Hastings Heart Restart?

Hastings Heart Restart was created with the intention of increasing the survival rate of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) victims and preparing area residents to handle a situation where a SCA victim is unresponsive.  In order for any group to be successful, there must be goals and measurable results.

What are the goals of Hastings Heart Restart? 

Steering Committee and Community Supporters

Steering Committee and Community Supporters

The Steering Committee of Hastings Heart Restart has created two primary objectives which will be used to measure the group’s success:

1.)   To have at least 10% of Hastings residents trained in CPR.

2.)   ​To encourage businesses to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on site and to have AEDs available throughout our community

How does this save lives?

In order to actually save lives, there must be a strong community “Chain of Survival”. The actions that make up the chain of survival are: early access (Call 9-1-1), early administration of CPR, and early defibrillation with an AED.  The techniques which make up the Chain of Survival are taught in our on-site presentations. 

Ready to learn how to save a life?

Interested in participating in CPR/AED training?  Or do you know a business that may be interested?  We would love to hear from you!  For more information, simply reply to this blog or check out hastingsheartrestart.org.  After you contact us, a representative from our organization will contact you and give you more information on how, in just 22 minutes, you can learn how to save a life.


What is Hastings Heart Restart?

Hastings Heart Restart Logo

Have you learned CPR but it was many years ago? Or maybe your CPR card is now expired?

Please consider being part of the Hastings Heart Restart program. This is a community wide initiative to train 10% of the population of Hastings in “compressions only” CPR. No worry about doing the breaths – just recognize that CPR is needed, make sure someone calls 911 and someone gets an AED (automated external defibrillator) if one is available while you begin compressions. That’s it!

You can learn in 22 minutes!

Sudden Cardiac Arrest has no warning signs. It doesn’t care how old you are – it may be the 12 year old soccer player, or the 53 year old father of triplets. It is the leading cause of death in the United States; more than 250,000 people die each year. More than 4,500 cases were reported in Minnesota in 2008.

The only recourse we have is early recognition of the event, getting help, an AED and beginning CPR.
The life you may help save could be someone you love!