Five Benefits Of CPR Training In The Workplace

CPR training can be a lifesaving skill when used properly at work.

Every year, more than 350,000 instances of cardiac arrest occur outside U.S. hospitals, according to the American Heart Association. These medical emergencies can occur anywhere from private homes and business premises to public institutions, and even while commuting via car, bus or train. A company’s greatest asset is undoubtedly its employees. This is why employers need to do everything in their power to create a happy and safe working environment. While having an efficient human resources department will undoubtedly contribute towards a constructive workplace, investing in CPR and general first aid training for employees can be equally as beneficial. Indeed, there are numerous benefits to providing emergency training to the workforce.

It’s a Lifesaving Skill

On any given day, approximately 1,000 Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest. According to the latest statistics released by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, only 10 percent of these people survive. The most valuable benefit that can be gained from CPR training in the workplace is the fact that precious lives can be saved. An employee who knows how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) can mean the difference between someone living and dying during a medical emergency. Having someone on-site to perform CPR or use an AED can keep a patient in cardiac arrest alive until professional medical personnel arrives on the scene. An onsite AED can actually turn out to be a great investment, especially if you opt for an affordable and user-friendly model that requires virtually no maintenance.

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