Programs

Starting Hearts offers a variety of programs for learners of all ages. Our school age presentations help even the youngest children learn the Call.Push.Shock. response, and our older students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Our college campus program is coordinated in conjunction with the Alpha Phi sorority chapters, currently on four campuses. For adult learners, we offer both online and in-person sessions to learn the Call.Push.Shock.™ response to cardiac arrest through businesses, clubs, service organizations, and public events. Select the program that works to meet your needs, or call our office and we will tailor something especially for you.

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Call.Push.Shock.™ Student Programs

Grade k-3

Our youngest learners become familiar with the Call.Push.Shock.™ response and learn to respond to the emergency of sudden cardiac arrest.  An animated presentation engages them as they learn about the heart and how to use a defibrillator.  Hands on practice and interactive follow-up lessons make this serious topic a fun and child friendly.

Grade 4-5

After a review of the prior lesson in the life-saving skills using the Call.Push.Shock.™  response, students learn to incorporate teamwork skills.  The characters in the animated story who were introduced in the primary grades have grown and now are able to participate more in the life saving procedures.  Hands-on practice with manikins and defibrillator trainers continues in this course.

Grade 6-8

In middle school, students practice the Call.Push.Shock.™  response while focusing on the  skills leadership and teamwork as they learn how interaction, working together and clear communication can save a life.  They see the structure and function of the heart, and the importance of good exercise, food choices, and safe activities.  Students continue to practice hands-on chest compressions and the use of a defibrillator trainer in combination with recognizing the signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.

Grade 9-12

The high school program continues with the themes of leadership, teamwork, communication and interactive life-saving skills.  Students become aware of the causes, sign and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest, including drug use, injury, electrocution and accidents.   Students learn to recognize the dangers of making risky choices, how to alert their peers and recognize when they can change behaviors toward better outcomes.  Continued practice in Call.Push.Shock.™  techniques make the high school students active members of their community who can step in and save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.

Adult Training Course

The Call.Push.Shock.™ course for adults captures the essence of how the heart functions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a victim of sudden cardiac arrest and how to start effective compressions and use a defibrillator to save a life.  Awareness that a sudden cardiac arrest can happen at any age, to anyone and without warning motivates the learner to become adept at life-saving skills.  This comprehensive, engaging video presentation takes the mystery out of what to do and readies the participant to save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.

Trainer Program

Why become a trainer?

The Starting Hearts goal of teaching the Call.Push.Shock.™ course to help people all over the country to save lives needs your help!  We would love to teach you the basics of our teaching program and share our learning materials so you can go out and teach others.

Trainer Program

Let us help you learn how to present the Call.Push.Shock.™ course effectively.  It takes some hands-on experience as well as learning our presentation material.  After taking the training and passing the qualifications necessary, you will bea  part of our education team and we will equip you with the materials and help you launch your own course presentations.