As part of our Workforce Development Program students learn CPR that can be applied to several differen jobs such as life guarding. This lesson demonstrates the student’s ability to learn and properly perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). At the completion of the lesson, students will be able to utilize life- saving skills in an emergency situation. When someone in the workplace suddenly goes into cardiac arrest and there is no one around who knows how to perform CPR or use an AED (automated external defibrillator), then that person’s chances of survival decreases significantly. There is also the increased chance of significant damage being done to the person’s heart, brain, and other vital organs should they survive the ordeal.

However, if there is someone around who knows CPR and how to operate an AED when an employee goes into cardiac arrest or stops breathing, then they have a chance of not only saving that person’s life, but they could also significantly reduce the risk of that person suffering damage to their heart, brain, and other vital organs since CPR helps keep the body oxygenated until professional help arrives. If the body is kept oxygenated until the paramedics arrive, then the victim is much less likely to suffer brain damage, heart damage, vital organ damage, or death. We may be sounding redundant, but the importance of CPR training, AED training, and first aid training cannot be stated strongly enough! Whether the workplace is an office or a construction site, it has two common traits; valuable employees who may be injured or become ill and the need to protect them with adequate first aid procedures.