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American Heart Association & Amerigroup Foundation Donate 500 Infant CPR Training Kits to Cooper University Health Care

The American Heart Association (AHA) with the support from the Amerigroup Foundation has donated 500 Infant CPR Anytime® kits to Cooper University Health Care for use in training new parents on emergency lifesaving techniques. These tools will equip new parents with CPR and choking relief skills to use in emergencies,

The American Heart Association (AHA), with the support from the Amerigroup Foundation, has donated 500 Infant CPR Anytime® kits to Cooper University Health Care for use in training new parents on emergency lifesaving techniques.

According to the announcement made in a recent media release, Cooper will provide the Infant CPR Anytime kits to parents whose babies are discharged from the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and will be the first hospital in New Jersey to offer the Infant CPR Anytime training on their telehealth patient portal.

American Heart Association Amerigroup Foundation Infant CPR Training Kits
Representatives from the American Heart Association and Amerigroup Foundation visited Cooper to present 500 Infant CPR Anytime Kits. Front row (left to right) Andrew Crouse and Michelle Crouse, new parents at Cooper; Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones; Linda Wicker RN MSN CCRN, Nurse Educator, Cooper. Back row (left to right) Bill Thompsen, Senior VP Health Strategies, AHA; Tom Mossotti, Senior Community CPR manager for AHA Founders’ region; Robert Goodman, AHA South-Central NJ Board of Directors; John Koehn, Amerigroup New Jersey President; Dr. Michael Goodman, Chief of Pediatrics, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. (Image provided)

“The American Heart Association is proud to offer these high-quality instructional tools to help new parents become trained and knowledgeable on how to respond if their baby suffers a cardiac emergency,” said Robert Goodman, survivor ambassador, heart transplant recipient, and incoming American Heart Association South-Central NJ Regional board member from Westampton, NJ. “The kits will make it convenient for parents and even others such as caregivers and grandparents who will be with the baby for a prolonged time period to learn life-saving skills.”

The Infant CPR Anytime Kit provides a 22-minute training session that teaches parents the core skills of infant CPR and choking relief. The kit focuses on training for emergencies involving newborns to 12-months and includes an infant CPR mannequin, training DVD, and two reference cards. The Association created the kit’s contents in coordination with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“Amerigroup is honored to work with the American Heart Association. This collaboration exemplifies our mission of providing consumers with educational health care resources and we are especially pleased to be helping new parents transitioning home from the NICU learn about CPR and choking relief,” said John Koehn, Amerigroup New Jersey President. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to supporting community initiatives, such as CPR training, as we strongly believe that education and access to high quality health care are the critical components to help consumers improve their health and well-being.”

More than 7,000 children suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest annually, according to the American Heart Association. While the reported number of infant out-of-hospital cardiac arrests varies widely, survival to hospital discharge averages 6.2 percent for children less than one year old who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Seventy percent of cardiac arrests (adult and infant) occur at home. It is possible that cpr training vancouver would be able to provide family members with the skills to give the victim the best chance of survival. It may also be worth it to check out HeartSine’s trusty 350P model, just so you have an idea of the sort of equiptment you may have to handle one day. The more you know about CPR (whether it is for an infant or an adult), the better it will be. You never know what situation you could face, so it is better to know what you are doing.

“Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper is pleased to be teaming up with the American Heart Association and Amerigroup to provide this invaluable education to our patients,” said Michael H. Goodman, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at Cooper University Health Care. “Every day we provide the highest level of care to help babies and their families get a good start in life following premature birth or with serious health issues. The CPR Anytime kit will further support our ongoing education efforts.”

“Nothing can be scarier to a new parent than when their precious little one is in danger,” said Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones (D-Camden/Gloucester). “I applaud this proactive campaign to ensure that parents are empowered to be first responders to an emergency, so they can take the immediate and necessary steps to save the life of their child.”

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About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country. Follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Amerigroup Foundation

The Amerigroup Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. Together, with local, regional and national organizations, the Amerigroup Foundation works to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Amerigroup and its affiliated health plans serve. Amerigroup Foundation funding is focused on strategic initiatives working to address and provide innovative solutions to health care challenges, as well as promoting the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative with five areas of focus: Healthy Heart, Cancer Prevention, Healthy Maternal Practices, Type 2 Diabetes Prevention, and Healthy Active Lifestyle. These disease states and medical conditions include: prenatal care in the first trimester, low birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s year-round Associate Giving program which provides a 50 percent match of associates’ campaign pledges, as well as its Volunteer Time Off and Dollars for Doers community service programs. Click here to learn more about the Amerigroup Foundation.