Tomorrow afternoon EC&S is offering a CPR certification course for all employees to attend. Like most places, we feel there is a common feeling of helplessness for most individuals to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.
The biggest benefit of a CPR certification is the ability to save lives if and when the situation arises. According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults with more than 325,000 cases being reported each year. Individuals who are able to immediately start CPR on these victims could increase their survival rates by more than 40%; each minute that treatment is delayed the patient’s chances of survival is decreased by 10%.
The following scenario is a perfect example of how CPR can help save a life of a co-worker: Ernest Maier, Employee Saves Co-Worker with CPR.
Certifications are typically good for a two year period and the length of the training varies. There are many companies out there that can provide certification courses, below are a few:
Give us a call at 301-948-5800 if you want to hear how our class goes or if you want any other recommendations!