The leading cause of death among adults in our country is sudden cardiac arrest. This can happen anywhere—at home, while out shopping or even in the office. If you have been considering whether or not to bring CPR training for employees into your workplace, the answer is that you should. The reason why corporate CPR training is so important is very simple. When someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest, having a fellow worker there who can perform emergency respiration and use an AED, or automatic external defibrillator, can save his or her life.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Nearly 360,000 adults over the age of 40 every year suffer SCA, or sudden cardiac arrest, which is commonly known as a heart attack. 90% of those who have a heart attack die because there is not someone nearby who is trained to react quickly and in a manner that can save them. That means that nearly 1,000 people die from heart attacks every single day, many of whom could be saved if someone was nearby and trained to stop, control and reverse the attack before it turns deadly.
SCA takes more lives every year than firearms, car accidents, suicide, HIV, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cervical, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer combined. That’s a staggering number of deaths, and CPR training can drastically reduce these figures.
Corporate CPR Training
Corporate CPR training will teach your staff how to perform CPR as well as the proper steps to take when someone has a heart attack, how to use an AED and how to act quickly when it’s needed. This can make the difference between life and death for someone suffering from a heart attack. The American Red Cross strongly encourages people to become trained and certified in CPR and stresses how vital this service can be.
Professional Training Courses
Many businesses aren’t even aware that training courses in CPR and AED use are available for the workplace. The truth is, it’s easy to get set up and running, and can turn any or all of your employees into life-saving heroes. Through modular training courses, your staff will learn how to spot a life-threatening situation from choking to cardiac arrest and strokes, and the steps to take to handle the situation.
This training is all a part of a multi-pronged approach to first aid and emergency measures to keep your staff healthy and strong. Courses can be delivered right in your workplace and tailored to meet your staff’s needs. There’s no doubt that this training can save lives, and you will be thankful that you brought training into your workplace.
There’s no time to wait—every day brings a new risk. If you are ready to explore options for bringing emergency CPR and AED training into your corporate office or just would like more information, we are here to help, and we look forward to talking with you. Read about our CPR training classes, and give us a call today for answers to any questions you might have.