Most employees don't realize how lucky they are until an unfortunate accident befalls them or a coworker. Fortunately, the majority of the workforce will never respond to a medical emergency in their workplace over the course of their careers. Emergency responders and medical technologies make learning practices like CPR seem unimportant when in reality, a workforce that can exercise this skill can save the lives of their colleagues.
To hone life-saving measures like CPR, the American Red Cross Team First Aid Exercises course allows employers to reinforce the skills necessary toward securing a high standard of workplace safety. These exercises also possess the ability to refine teamwork methods that can improve the chemistry between employees in a given workplace.
Tom Heneghan is the Senior Project Manager at the American Red Cross who initiated this campaign. He aims to use the American Red Cross' best available resources to improve workplace safety.
"Multiple studies show the need for ongoing reviews and drills, and training keeps skills fresh and improves both accuracy and speed when performing this life-saving activity, we strongly encourage employees who might be responding to a medical emergency to practice doing so, as a team, before the real emergency happens.," he told Occupational Health and Safety.
Those same studies show that CPR skills immediately decline following an initial training sessions. Replicating an environment that allows the skill to be regularly practiced is important in keeping skills sharp.
Safety Advantage LLC offers initial CPR training courses in order to provide a foundation of this life-saving technique that can be perfected with the aid of organizations like the American Red Cross. By implementing a team minded approach to workplace safety training, the best standard of safety can be met.