Wouldn’t it be nice if all AED’s came with Complimentary Training?
Two new surveys commissioned by the American Heart Association have revealed troubling results across key U.S. industries, indicating that employees are very unprepared for medical emergencies in the workplace.
Among the top findings, the surveys found that most American employees have not received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training on the job, even though safety managers recognize the importance.
I think we can all agree that having proper First Aid, CPR and AED Training is a good thing, having the proper training and an AED close by is even better.
The first AHA-commissioned survey targeted 500 general industry/labor employees, a majority in construction or manufacturing. The results underscore the training gap:
- 46 percent report that their employers do not offer any first aid or CPR+AED training whatsoever.
- Just over one-third report having received first aid or CPR+AED training through their current employer.
- 56 percent of respondents said that they do not know the location of the AED in their workplace.
- Finally, more than two in five employees do not feel it necessary to familiarize themselves with the location of AEDs in public areas such as airports and large-scale public venues.
But in one of the most telling results, employees also demonstrated a surprising false sense of security: Despite the reported lack of training, employees believe they or someone in the workplace will know how to perform CPR+AED or first aid in the event of an emergency.
Those are some scary stats, and we would love to try and bring those numbers down with placing an AED in your facility, church, school or group meeting place. And to help you and your team,whenever you purchase a new AED From Northwest Response we will include complementary CPR/AED for our customers in Western Washington.
When you purchase a new AED from Northwest Response, we can provide FREE Emergency Medical Response, CPR/AED training for customers within our service area.
Classes are approximately One (1) hour in length, and covers the entire response protocols for suspected Heart Attack & Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
You can invite your whole company or group to attend provided you have enough space to conduct the training. Your training facility must comply with our safe, warm and clean learning environment standards. Upon completion we will award Two (2) OSHA & L&I recognized CPR/AED Certificates to ensure your compliance. The remainder of your attendees will receive a Northwest Response Certificate of Participation in the CPR/AED Awareness Program.
To schedule your training session; first purchase your AED unit and one of our trainers will contact you about delivery options, and training dates.
If you have any pre-purchase questions please call or email us, we are happy to assist you in your purchasing decisions and questions.
Our Service area encompasses all of Western Washington. However we will require a mileage fee for distances greater than 50 miles from our home base in Gig Harbor Washington. Mileage fee is calculated at .52¢ per mile. The first 50 miles is on us.
Should you wish to certify more than two individuals, additional certificates are available for $27.00 each. Certificates are issued by one of the following: The American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI), The Health and Safety Institute (HSI), or American Red Cross (ARC) for CPR/AED only, not including first Aid.