How to Save a Life in the Workplace
CPR/AED/First Aid Trainings
Imagine sitting at your computer while at work when suddenly your coworker collapses and becomes unresponsive. What if on your lunch break your coworker gets red in the face and chokes on his/her food? Would you know how to react? Would you try to find someone who can help or stay to help them yourself? Would you even know how to help?
Earning your certification in CPR/AED/First Aid is a great way to prepare yourself and learn how to respond when an emergency arises. We're now offering courses through our very own Red Cross Certified Instructors that not only provide you with important and potentially lifesaving skills, but they will also teach you how to react in these scenarios.
Studies have shown that each year 350,000 people suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. 90 percent of these people will not survive, but the chances of survival increase by 50 percent if CPR is administered within the first five minutes of cardiac arrest occurring. Unfortunately, only 46 percent of these people receive the immediate care they need before professional help arrives.
Knowing how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is critically important. This is the only device that can help restore a regular heart rhythm during cardiac arrest. It’s easy to operate— especially for someone with no medical background. Learning this skill can have a significant impact on a person’s chance for survival because for each minute defibrillation is delayed, the chance of surviving is reduced by approximately 10 percent.
Not only will you learn these critical lifesaving skills, but you’ll also learn how to respond in more common emergencies such as:
- Severe bleeding
- Diabetic emergencies
It’s equally important to know how to respond in these situations, especially if you work with heavy machinery where the risk for severe cuts or amputations is high. It’s also crucial to recognize symptoms of diabetic emergencies and anaphylaxis since these are common health conditions that many people face— both in and outside of work.
If you’d like to learn all of the lifesaving skills mentioned above and more, be sure to register for our Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certification trainings. After successful completion of this course, you’ll receive your Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certification which will be valid for two years.
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