According to the American Heart Association, each year 475,000 Americans can die from cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops, and CPR pumps the much-needed oxygen-rich blood to the brain, lungs and vital organs.
With more cardiac arrests happening outside of the hospital each year, there are tremendous benefits both inside and outside of the workplace to learning CPR. It's a fact that the faster CPR is administered after a cardiac arrest, a person's chance for survival can significantly increase as much as twice or three times.
American Heart Association states the following facts regarding CPR and First Aid include:
In a recent press release, Dr. Michael Kurz, MD, co-chair of the AHA's Systems of Care Subcommittee stated that "untrained employees may be relying on their untrained peers in the event of an emergency, leaving employees with a false sense of security that someone in the workplace will be qualified and able to respond, when that is clearly not the case."
Boost your employee's confidence that they'll have the tools they need to administer lifesaving assistance by offering courses like CPR, first aid, how to use an AED. Proper training can have a profound impact and be a driver to saving one's life.
Arbill's EH&S Managed Services Team and Safety Advisors offer CPR, AED, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) training courses in a format to fit your compliance needs, even with COVID restrictions in place.
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