EMPLOYEE SELF-CARE WEEK 2023 Employees whose self-care is supported by their organizations are more likely…
Congratulations! On February 10, 2023 (11) employees completed and received CPR certification. Bringing the total number of certified employees to 19 or 55%. PWC-HSC’s goal remains 100% certified before the end of 2023!
THE IMPORTANCE OF CPR TRAINING AT THE WORKPLACE
The importance of CPR training in the workplace is hard to argue against. The American Heart Association (AHA) suggests that over 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur every year in the United States. More than 90% are fatal. And according to OSHA, around 10,000 cardiac arrests happen at workplaces alone, painting an unfortunate picture since the workforce isn’t prepared.
The good news is that the sufferer’s chances of survival increase if they receive help within the first few minutes and before professional medical aid arrives. Therefore, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is a lifesaving skill for employees to learn.
WHY PROVIDE CPR TRAINING AT WORK?
Preparing your staff to administer CPR in an emergency helps create an organization of lifesavers. Many workplaces are already training first-aiders in CPR. But you don’t have to stop there. Everyone must be trained so you have a workforce that can step in when the worst happens.
WORKS BEYOND THE WORKPLACE
First aid and CPR training are tools that can be implemented both inside and outside of the workplace. Out of the 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, 80% are in a private, residential setting. So, being trained in CPR is a skill that goes with you wherever you go.
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