Corporate CPR training removes the logistics issues that often cause the biggest reason for non-attendance. You’ll raise the level of participation when you make it convenient.
This is a tragic statistic: Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death if you are 40 or older. Here’s something even more tragic. Most of the people who experience sudden cardiac arrest die because they don’t get the right type of medical attention within minutes.
These people die because no one around them knows what to do—and something as simple as CPR and/or the use of an AED may have saved their life. OSHA reports that nearly 10,000 cardiac arrests occur in the workplace each year, and they tend to happen between 6am and noon. You probably just got a pretty good idea of the importance of corporate CPR training from what you just read.
The frustrating thing about CPR training
Learning how to administer CPR and use an AED are fairly easy. There’s no reason why every adult shouldn’t know how to do it. Think of how many of those 10,000 people could be saved each year if their coworkers had lifesaving training.
In a perfect corporate world, everyone would be CPR and AED certified. We don’t live in a perfect corporate world, but we can come close—corporate training programs can bridge this education gap.
The simple solution
“No time for that.” It’s what you’d likely hear from some employees if you told them that they had to be at a certain place at a certain time to learn how to administer CPR. It’s not that they don’t care about others, it’s just that all of us are already stretched for time.
Corporate CPR training flips that obstacle upside-down. Nobody has to go anywhere. The training is done at your place of business.
Yes, it’s mandatory
Suddenly, it’s much easier to make CPR certification a requirement. Corporate CPR training removes the logistics issues that often cause the biggest reason for non-attendance. You’ll raise the level of participation when you make it convenient.
It’s also going to be more comfortable for your people. The training happens in your offices—on your home turf—with the participants being just your staff. A side effect of the program is the team building that this shared purpose facilitates.
Adding another acronym to CPR
You’ve likely seen a growing number of automated external defibrillators—AEDs—in workplaces you’ve visited. When combined with the administration of CPR, these amazing devices have been shown to exponentially increase sudden cardiac arrest survival rates.
Investing in AEDs for your business is a smart idea, but it gets dumbed down if no one working there knows how to employ it or is comfortable using the device. This is another reason why corporate training is a great idea. The AED is right there on the wall, and your staff can learn how to use it at the same time they’re being certified to administer CPR.
Corporate training will show your employees that using an AED is actually very simple. Compared to administering CPR, it’s also far less physically draining.
We’re far from having perfect corporate worlds where everyone knows how to use an AED and has a CPR certification. This is one goal we should strive to attain, though. It takes more time and effort to learn how to type quickly than it does to learn CPR. The former means you can take dictation or reply to a coworker’s email. The latter would allow you to save their life.
One Beat CPR + AED has been providing AED and CPR training that’s as affordable as it is enjoyable for over 17 years. We offer individual as well as group courses, both at the workplace or in one of our state-of-the-art Florida training centers.
For more information, we encourage you to connect with us online or call us at 954-321-5305.