Philadelphia PA Onsite CPR Training for Any Workplace
CPR courses can help save lives. In America, thousands of people have a sudden cardiac arrest event daily. If you work with a large group of people, the chances of someone having a heart event on your shift may be higher than average.
There are many benefits to learning how to perform CPR properly. If you are an employer, it can give your staff peace of mind knowing that there is someone in the facility who is ready for this type of emergency. An individual who has taken CPR training is likely to be more confident because they took the time to do safety training and feel empowered to save lives.
Why Choose our Philadelphia Onsite CPR Training?
CPR is a crucial skill. Some types of workplaces are even required to provide CPR and first aid training to be compliant with OSHA, the US federal government regulatory board that imposes regulations to help ensure that employers keep all employees safer in the workplace.
Whether or not your type of business requires CPR training, it is a skill that can benefit the employees and customers of just about any kind of workplace — including schools, government agencies, churches and other places of worship, and more. For this reason, EMC offers onsite CPR training in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Onsite training means we come to you and work in your environment with your people.
CPR training from EMC saves lives, and we strive to make it as easy as possible to learn. Individuals will come away from our onsite courses with detailed knowledge on compressions, breathing techniques, how to work with a partner or team, and how to give CPR AED first aid. Some people may want to achieve CPR certification, and some offices may be required to have a person certified in CPR on staff. These standards might be set by OSHA, your employer, the state, or your insurance company.
What Our Philadelphia CPR Training Entails
EMC will teach you how to evaluate a person before you begin CPR. Once you have determined that an individual needs CPR, you can start chest compressions. Our instructors will teach you and your employees how to do chest compressions, and you will get to practice on CPR dummies. You will learn where to apply the pressure, how much pressure to use, and how fast you need to work. If you do a chest compression correctly, you move the person’s blood for them. In a sense, you are taking over the job of the heart muscle.
Your onsite training with EMC will prepare you to breathe into the victim’s lungs. You will be able to breathe and do chest compressions on the person by yourself. If you have someone with you, they can assist. For that reason — and to be sure that there is always someone available who knows CPR — it can be beneficial for a business to have several employees trained at the same time.
You’ll also learn how to help the victim keep breathing. Breathing for a victim of a cardiac event requires deep breaths and forceful air movement. If the victim is choking or their airway is blocked, you will learn how to remove the blockage and continue performing CPR.
CPR and AED Training
The victim may be having a heart attack, or they may go into a sudden cardiac event. A sudden cardiac event means the heart has gone into electrical failure. In this case, CPR plus defibrillation is needed to revive the victim because CPR alone will not work.
Many offices will have CPR AED machines. These machines are defibrillators, which shock the heart with a jolt of electricity. EMC will train your staff on how to use these life-saving devices.
There are many manufacturers of this equipment, but one of the benefits of onsite training is that we can train your staff on your specific machine. Some AED machines come with voice command technology, which walks the user step-by-step through the process. The person will be instructed where to place the pads and how to operate the machine.
What to Know about AED Devices
AED devices can be life-saving, and today, they are relatively simple to use. The devices can be extremely lightweight also.
AEDs should be visible and accessible to employees. The AED should be mounted in such a way that the handle is no more than 48 inches from the floor, and you should post signs on the wall to help locate it quickly in an emergency. The AED should also be located near a phone so it’s easy to call 911.
A member of your staff should be in charge of checking the AED and making sure it is charged and ready to go. If you have a compliance officer on staff, that could be one of their duties, and EMC will show them how to inspect their machine.
Your state or the federal government may require your business to have a CPR AED machine on site and someone on staff certified to use it. Some organizations may be required to have an AED onsite, while others are not but should have one on the premises because they are frequented by a lot of people.
Office buildings, schools, event centers, sports stadiums, hotels, churches, and government buildings are all good candidates for an AED machine. Some insurance companies may require certain types of businesses to have the machines on site.
AED Inspection and Documentation
AED devices must be inspected on a regular schedule, and a log must be kept to show that you are checking it. EMC can help train a designated person to monitor the AED machines, and we can show them how to document when and how they inspected it.
If you do not have the staff or time to check your devices, we can set up a service plan for you, and our employees can monitor and record it for you. Our system meets all government regulations for documentation purposes.
Contact us today for a quote on our Philadelphia onsite CPR training, or with any questions you may have about AED machines. We’re here to help you learn to save lives!