4 Reasons Your Employees Need a Corporate CPR Class
Many full-time employees spend more time at the office than at home, yet are unprepared to handle medical emergencies and mishaps. In fact, 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) occur at work each year and waiting for EMS personnel to respond results in only a 5-7% survival rate.
As an employer dedicated to your staff’s health and safety, consider offering a corporate CPR class to empower employees to provide first aid at work.
Corporate CPR Training Saves Lives
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults over the age of 40. Statistically speaking, it’s no surprise that such a high number of attacks occur at work. But the survival rate warrants discussion, as SCA is reversible in most victims if they receive proper medical attention in the first few minutes.
That’s where you come in.
The survival rate can jump to as high as 60% when CPR is administered in the first five to seven minutes (and decreases by 10% with each passing minute between collapse and return of spontaneous circulation). There are plenty of reasons to train employees in CPR, saving lives is just one.
1. Efficiency in Emergency Situations
Whether someone needs a bandaid or resuscitation, knowing exactly what to do when an emergency occurs saves time. The national average response time for paramedics is 8 to 12 minutes. (Not too shabby!) But brain damage begins to occur within four to six minutes after a heart attack, and is certain after 10. When employees know how to respond, they can act quickly and efficiently to manage the situation until medical professionals arrive.
2. Decreased Overhead
Many companies see lower insurance rates when employees have received CPR and first aid training. You can even save on training costs by offering a corporate CPR class in your office.
3. Compliance with Local, State and Federal Requirements
Depending on your industry, all or some of your employees may be required by law to hold a current CPR certificate. Professions include healthcare personnel, law enforcement officers, daycare providers and educators among others.
4. Employee Peace of Mind
While about 10,000 episodes of sudden cardiac arrest occur each year at work, there are another 240,000 – 390,000 cases that will occur someplace else. Whether it’s at home, the grocery store, a little league game or anywhere else, your CPR-certified employees could possess potentially-life-saving knowledge.
No matter your main reason for offering first aid and CPR training at work, your investment will build a better, safer workplace.
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