More and more, companies are realizing the importance of CPR training for their employees.
It just makes sense. Employees spend their entire days in the office amongst co-workers, and the risk for someone undergoing cardiac arrest is unfortunately always prevalent. And when it occurs, every second counts.
A company’s Human Resources or Operations department can simply contact a local CPR training provider to arrange the course. Courses should be held every two years, upon which employees should re-take the class.
The classes themselves need not distract employees from their work; the average course can take approximately 4-5 hours, depending on the training provider, and should be conducted at the employer’s premises.
Participants should be prepared in advance. For as example, as they will be engaged in hands-on activity, so they are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and if they have long hair, wear it back.
Lastly, it is recommended that the courses adhere to American Heart Association guidelines.