Sponsored by: Vermillion/Clay County EMS Association and Sanford Vermillion Medical Center.
On average, as of 2015, 383,000 people suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. When you break it down, that's close 1,000 people per day. Out of that surprising large number, 88% of them happen in your own home. That means, if you have to give CPR to someone, it will most likely be your child, friends, parents, or grandparents. Sadly, the survival rate for sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is only 8 percent. However, the chances increase significantly if the patient receives high quality CPR right away. What would happen if everyone was properly trained on how to provide good, effective CPR? With that question in mind, the Vermillion Community CPR program was created. Vermillion Community CPR is dedicated to training anyone interested in the most up-to-date CPR/AED skills based on the current American Heart Association guidelines including:
William J. Radigan Fire / EMS Station
820 N Dakota Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Note: Please park in the North West visitor lot (off Duke Street).
Go to the Vermillion Community CPR Page to view the current schedule. Click on the type of class you are interested in (BLS or HeartCode BLS) to see the full list of dates.
The following are class registration cost per student:
|Healthcare Provider Course||$50|
|Heartcode Skills Portion
|Heartsaver / First Aid Combo||$55|
| Sanford Health Employees (with Identification)
Note: A completion of the online and skills HeartCode portions offers the same certifications as Healthcare Provider, it is just a blended learning program in comparison to coming to take the entire class that day. Please remember that First Aid and Heartsaver CPR classes are available upon request. Please contact us for more information.