One of the JCS missions is to prevent cardiac arrest, improve resuscitation rates, and reduce related residual disability. The Japanese Circulation Society (JCS) adopted the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) program of the American Heart Association (AHA), our longtime partner, to serve our mission of providing state-of-the-art cardio-pulmonary resuscitation education. The AHA-ECC program for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, first introduced in 1960, is taught in the United States and more than 30 countries nowadays.
The JCS has established an International Training Center (ITC), as part of its partnership with the AHA, through which the AHA ECC program will be delivered in Japan. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider courses are being taught throughout Japan by the JCS-ITC ACLS and BLS instructors of about 220 members, as of October 2008. All JCS board-certified members are required to complete one course in the AHA ECC program to acquire ACLS skills and to be eligible for the board certification exam.
JCS-ITC received a letter of appreciation from AHA.
Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of CPR Training by JCS from AHA.