You know first aid is important. But do managers in your company realize that if someone isn’t breathing, brain damage can occur in just 4 minutes? That’s why it’s critical to have on-site employees trained and ready to provide first aid quickly. To help you make the case for First Aid, CPR and AED training at your organization, share these seven facts from NSC.

First Aid and CPR Training:

  1. Helps save lives: If there’s an incident, is someone on your staff trained to help? With First Aid, CPR and AED training, individuals have the confidence and ability to act quickly in case of an incident, injury or illness. It could literally be difference between life or death. 
  2. Reduces workplace accidents: First aid workplace training makes employees safer overall. It reduces accidents, injuries and helps minimize risks all of which contribute to a safer workplace for all.
  3. Creates a positive, safer environment: By providing First Aid, CPR and AED training to all employees, employers can show their workforce that they care about the happiness and wellbeing of employees. This helps build a strong relationship, ultimately resulting in a better, safer working environment. 
  4. Gives employees the confidence to respond: First Aid, CPR and AED training gives your staff the confidence they need to handle emergencies. Rapid reaction to illness or injury not only saves lives, it helps reduce recovery time so injured employees are back to work faster and there’s less impact on your business.
  5. Is affordable and worth the investment: First Aid, CPR and AED training doesn’t cost much, and helps ensure the health and safety of your staff both in and outside your organization. These are life-saving skills employees will have with them 24/7 wherever they go.
  6. Ensures essential supplies are used properly: Employees will know exactly what’s in the first aid kit, how to maintain it, and how to use it in an emergency. They will also know how to use the AED onsite. They should know where to access these critical items quickly – again saving time and reducing the impact of the illness or injury.
  7. Provides skills that are valuable any place: At work, at home or in public, your staff will gain skills to treat fellow employees, family, friends and others whenever emergencies arise. That’s especially true if you maintain ongoing refresher courses.
  8. Builds cohesive teams: When your staff learn a skill together, one that will help them look after one another, it brings them closer. Many teams have reported more awareness of their co-workers’ wellbeing following first aid training.
My husband collapsed at home last year. I performed CPR for 10 minutes until EMS arrived and he survived! The paramedics said my compressions were excellent and he didn't suffer any brain damage from lack of oxygen. CPR works, and I am so grateful for the knowledge I gained as an NSC First Aid, CPR and AED instructor.
Mary V.

San Rafael, California

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