Training your employees in CPR can give them the skills necessary to save the life of a coworker, a customer, a vendor, or someone else who happens to visit your business. Since you never know who might suffer cardiac arrest or when, the more people who are trained in CPR, the better.
Why CPR Training Is So Important
When an individual experiences cardiac arrest, the faster the person receives help, the greater the chance of survival. Even if someone calls an ambulance immediately, it can take several minutes for first responders to arrive. That can be too late. Having people there who can provide CPR immediately can mean the difference between life and death.
If a hospital isn’t located nearby, a patient’s condition can worsen dramatically during the ride in an ambulance. If the person needs surgery, a delay in receiving care can lead to a permanent disability or even death. Employees who know how to perform CPR can prevent a tragedy.
Who Should Be Trained in CPR
During each shift, there should be at least one person who is trained in CPR on site. If you operate a large company, or if workers are spread out at various locations, at least one individual who works in each area should know how to perform CPR. Ideally, every employee should be trained in CPR so that someone will always be able to help a person suffering cardiac arrest.
What Your Employees Can Learn
In a CPR class, an instructor discusses signs that someone is having a heart attack. People often don’t recognize symptoms of a cardiac event due to a lack of training. That can cause patients to not receive the care they need or to get treatment when it’s too late.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires some workplaces to have at least one automated external defibrillator (AED). Many other businesses have them, even though they aren’t mandated. An AED can provide an electrical shock that can help a patient’s heart re-establish a regular rhythm after cardiac arrest.
Performing CPR for a significant period of time can be physically exhausting. An AED is easy for the average person to use, even with little or no training. In a CPR class, your employees can learn how to use an AED.
Schedule CPR Training at Your Southern California Business
SoCal First Aid offers on-site classes on how to perform CPR, as well as how to use an AED. Our instructors are certified by OSHA, and our courses include both lecture and hands-on portions. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a training session.