People in the U.S. experience sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting each year.
Fewer than 10% of victims survive.
It can take up to 10 minutes for EMS to arrive.
Survival rate decreases 7%-10% for each minute without CPR.


TAKE10 Cincinnati is a grassroots effort involving citizens, rescuers and doctors designed to educate and rally the community about compression-only CPR, an easy-to-learn technique that can save lives.

Developed by Take Heart Austin and brought to Cincinnati by UC Health, TAKE10 is a free, 10-minute training on the hands-only technique that gives people the confidence to act in an emergency.

The more people in our community who TAKE10, the better chance we all have for surviving a sudden cardiac arrest. Find out how to TAKE10 today.

*TAKE10 is not a CPR certification course.


Get Involved

TAKE10 is fast, easy, free and effective. Here’s how you can get involved:

With TAKE10, you can learn compression-only CPR in just 10 minutes. The goal of this program is to help you build your confidence so you are prepared to help save someone’s life.

  • • Free, 10-minute training
  • • Focuses on 3 key things: Check for breathing. Call 911. Compress hard and fast in the center of the chest.
  • • Taught by TAKE10 trainers

Click here for a list of upcoming TAKE10 trainings.

*TAKE10 is not a CPR certification course.

Becoming a TAKE10 trainer is simple. TAKE10 Cincinnati provides everything you need to gain and spread essential lifesaving skills and confidence throughout our community.

  • • Take a free, 60- to 90-minute training session
  • • Reserve a kit that has everything you need to host a 10-minute training for up to 9 people
  • • Train your people—your family, friends, yoga class, poker group, coworkers, etc.
  • • Taught by UC Health Emergency Medical Services team

Click here for a list of upcoming sessions.

*TAKE10 is not a CPR certification course.


Your TAKE10 training kit comes with everything you’ll need but the training space. Each kit includes materials for training up to 12 people. Be sure to request additional kits if multiple trainers will be training a large group.


  • • 1 Trainer Guide
  • • 12 Mannequins
  • • 12 Knee Pads
  • • 1 CPR Timer
  • • 1 Class Roster
  • • 1 Follow-Up Form
  • • Cleaning Supplies


To reserve a kit, call Vicki Conneighton at 513-585-8962 or email us the following information:

  • 1. Name
  • 2. Phone number
  • 3. Date of potential training

If your business or organization is interested in hosting a TAKE10 training for a large group, we can connect you with local TAKE10 trainers or host a special session for members of your staff to become TAKE10 trainers so you will have your own experts on staff. To learn more, call TAKE10 Coordinator Vicki Conneighton at 513-585-8962 or email Jason McMullan, MD at Jason.McMullan@uc.edu.

*TAKE10 is not a CPR certification course.

News & Events

We will be adding additional events in the near future. Please check back for upcoming training opportunities.