Recommendation: CPR & First Aid Training & Certificate
What are benefits of knowing First Aid and CPR? Knowledge of First Aid and CPR is necessary because accidents happen in the most unexpected time and place. You can be great help in saving lives at any given time. Three key elements that you train in First Aid and CPR are 1) Preserve life, 2) Prevent further harm and 3) Promote recovery.
Preserve life - the overriding aim of all medical care, including first aid, is to save lives
Prevent further harm - also sometimes called prevent the condition from worsening, this covers both external factors, such as moving a patient away from any cause of harm, and applying first aid techniques to prevent worsening of the condition, such as applying pressure to stop a bleed becoming dangerous.
Promote recovery - first aid also involves trying to start the recovery process from the illness or injury, and in some cases might involve completing a treatment, such as in the case of applying a Band-Aid to a small wound.
First Aid & CPR training is offered twice a year for employees at no charge in conjunction with Professional Development. More detail at Human Resources website.
- Have you completed CPR & First Aid training prior to taking your trip?
- What does the training provide?
- Who conducts the training?
- Do I need to take the class if I have already completed the course?
View a list of dates/times classes are offered (depending on the time of year).[back to top]
Training provides cognitive skills in accordance with the Good Samaritan Basic Life Support CPR & First Aid.[back to top]
Don R. Fleck. from Safety Compliance[back to top]
To remain current with you certification, you are required to repeat the course every two years.[back to top]