In the event of an emergency, knowing how to quickly and properly perform necessary life-saving techniques, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic First Aid, can often mean the difference between the life and death of a victim. By receiving the proper training and certification in CPR and other life-saving techniques, medical personnel, other professionals and citizens can have the confidence to respond effectively in the event of an emergency.

While hospitals and fire departments are staffed by doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters who are required to maintain specific life support certifications for their respective professions, most other organizations do not have trained personnel on-site, who could step in to save a life if necessary.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, accounting for anywhere between 250,000 and 400,000 deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association.[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][1]  While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximates that 10,000 cardiac arrests occur while victims are at work,[2] their data also indicates that when CPR and other First Aid care is provided within the first five to seven minutes of an incident, a victim’s chances of survival can increase by 60 percent!

By offering CPR and First Aid classes, either on-site or at a training facility like Rescue One Training For Life, organizations and businesses can ensure that all employees learn vital life-saving skills, to help increase these chances of survival in the event of an emergency at the workplace.  Additionally, by showing that employees have been trained, businesses can often reduce their insurance rates.  Staff members who train together can develop better working relationships in general and function together as a coordinated, productive team in the event of an emergency.

Companies can cut costs and avoid or minimize productive “down-time” by arranging to have CPR/First Aid trainers come to their location(s).  This can also help to ensure that the entire company team is up-to-date with safety regulations.

Employees in any occupation can benefit from being adequately prepared to respond to an emergency in the workplace, or at any other location.  While approximately 10,000 cardiac arrests occur in the workplace annually, that leaves an additional 240,000 – 390,000 arrests which happen when people are at home, the grocery store, sporting events, worship services and basically anywhere else they might go.  The life-saving training a company’s employees receive at work can help them save the life of not only a co-worker, but a family member, friend or complete stranger some day!

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