According to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), there are over 3 million non-fatal injuries annually in the US. This alarming statistic highlights the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Knowing how to stop life-threatening bleeding, administering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), or using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) may be the difference between life and death for victims. Unless a company is located within 3 to 4 minutes of a medical facility, employers are required to provide first aid supplies and a trained individual to administer care.
First Aid Kits
Ensure your workplace has the right size first aid kit with enough supplies available, keep tabs on expiration dates, and replace expired products. Learn more about first-aid preparedness in our previous blog here.
CPR skills can mean the difference between life and death when a victim’s heart stops beating. When in action, a CPR administrator compresses the victim’s thoracic cavity. Manually pumping the heart helps circulate blood to the tissues until the heart starts beating again.
An AED is a machine that provides an electric shock to someone with an irregular heartbeat, temporarily stopping the heart and allowing it to restart with a regular rhythm. According to the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, early defibrillation is key to surviving cardiac arrest. Learn more about AEDs on our site here.
Dawood offers adult and pediatric American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED training for our employees and other organizations. Are your employees ready for an emergency? We can help keep your company compliant!