CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. CPR is an emergency procedure that combines chest compression often with artificial ventilation. It is used to provide oxygenated blood to reach the brain, heart and other organs in someone whose heart and breathing have stopped and until emergency services arrive.
Coronary Heart Disease remains the number 1 killer in the UK. Every 7 minutes someone in the UK will have a heart attack. 25,000 new cases of heart failure are diagnosed every year and 1 million men and nearly 500,000 women are living with the after-effects of a heart attack. According to the British Heart Foundation, every year 30,000 people in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, but the survival rate is less than 1 in 10. These UK statistics send a powerful message about the importance of knowing what to do in an emergency and being able to perform CPR.
CPR by itself will not restart the heart, but CPR Training can ‘buy time’ for the emergency medical services to reach the scene. Effective CPR more than doubles the chance of someone surviving a cardiac arrest.
Would you recognise the signs of someone having a heart attack or cardiac arrest? And, more importantly, would you know what to do? Without some CPR Training, the chances are you won’t.
Cardiac arrest can strike anyone, young or old, at any time. Imagine a situation where a work colleague is taken ill. Acting quickly and correctly could mean the difference between life and death. Any working environment should have adequately trained individuals who are able to perform this life-saving technique.
So, what do your staff need to know and where can you find quality information?
The EssentialSkillz CPR Essentials eLearning course, effectively delivers the information needed to ensure your employees can recognise the key signs in an emergency situation.
Using animated demonstrations, the course explains how to check for signs of breathing, perform chest compressions and the correct use of a defibrillator. Additionally, it covers the separate recommended techniques to use on infants and children and how to place a casualty in the recovery position. This course has been designed to be performed alongside a practical, hands -on assessment.
Like all our courses, this EssentialSkillz CPR Essentials eLearning course can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.
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