Is there a need to teach CPR in the workplace? Well, let’s do the math! If there are 168 hours in a week (and there are!) and you spend 40 of those hours at work, then you are spending a quarter of your life at that desk or on the shop floor. And, statistics say that there are over 10,000 heart attacks at work each year.
Is YOUR Workplace Prepared for Cardiac Emergency?
So if you, or a coworker, or maybe a customer experience a cardiac emergency in the workplace, will you, or they, or ANYBODY be prepared to act? According to the American Heart Association, probably not.
Most U.S. employees are not prepared to handle cardiac emergencies in the workplace because they lack training in CPR and First Aid, according to new survey results from the American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease. AHA
In a survey of over 3000 people in various fields, the AHA learned that 55% of us can’t get CPR or AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training from our employers. Those employers that offer them tend to only offer one or the other, but not both. Another troubling stat? Half of us know that there is an AED around the building somewhere, but we’re not sure where it is!
Quick Workplace CPR is a Key to Survival
But hey, no sweat – just call 911! Well… During a heart attack, you have four to six minutes before lack of oxygen starts the process of brain death. The average EMT response time is around 8 minutes. Once again, do the math. And if you work in one of those shops where it takes you ten minutes to twist and turn your way to your station…
Convenient CPR & AED Training in Your Workplace
Having people on your staff trained to perform CPR and use the AED is critical to providing a swift and effective response during a workplace cardiac emergency. And receiving that training is simple and convenient. Southeastern-CPR’s trainers, with decades of EMT experience, will come to your office or shop and train your staff in your environment using real world scenarios. CPR, AED, First Aid and other classes are available to prepare you and your team for a workplace emergency.
Isn’t it time to get your staff up to speed with workplace CPR training? Contact Southeastern-CPR to find out how!