Turning CPR into Law


CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1 – 7, 2019. Learn how one Kaiser Permanente physician brought education to many.

In 2014, Suchada Nopachai, MD, an ob-gyn at Kaiser Permanente San Jose, was at a park with with her 4-year-old son when he suddenly collapsed in cardiac arrest while playing. While the boy fully recovered, he is one of the lucky ones.

Approximately 350,000 adults and 15,000 children experience sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital setting each year in the United States, and the survival rate is just 10%.

Watch the video above to learn how Dr. Nopachai took her personal experience to become a successful champion for CPR training.


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    Cynthia Sanchez


    where can I take a CPR training class within Kaiser Permanente facility. I’m a Unit Assistant for dept 335 Telemetry x 17565

    • Lynn Mundell
      Lynn Mundell

      Cynthia, you may contact your local Health Education Department for information on where to take CPR near you. Thank you!

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      Raychelle Robinson

      The nurse takes it from NCTI.EDU. Check to see if MAs are eligible for training; if so, it’s free to Kaiser employees. If not try Fast Response or Red Cross.

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