Who Needs CPR Training?
We think that is about the easiest question we get asked–EVERYONE! At CPR Choice we believe that everyone should be trained in the life saving skills of CPR & AED. You never know when you may need to do CPR or give first aid. Statistics show that if you do need to perform CPR, chances are it will be on someone that you love! Everyone can benefit by being prepared.
Learning CPR isn’t mandatory for most people. However, for many it is required of their job and very important that they be proficient in their CPR skills.
Hospitals require their clinical staff to be trained. Obviously doctors, nurses, EMT’s, paramedics, firefighters and those that work on the front lines of emergency medicine need to be trained. It is also highly recommended that ANYONE that has a clinical license or touches patients should be certified. This may include: pharmacists, physical therapists, dental assistants, chiropractors, and other medical personnel.
Again for obvious reasons lifeguards need to be trained and maintain their certifications. Whether they are teaching swim lessons at the local YMCA, managing a water park or actually guarding the Atlantic Ocean it is mandatory. Many lifeguards also have to take emergency oxygen courses and first aid.
Personal Trainers/Fitness Instructors
Exercise is good for the heart, right? Yes it is! However, it is important that personal trainers and other group fitness instructors learn CPR. Just in case that cardio workout throws you into cardiac arrest, we want them to be prepared.
You would think that this would be more apparent, yet it is not required for all teachers and school personnel to be trained. We think it should be! Some kids spend more time with their teachers and coaches than anyone else. We highly encourage all school staff to be trained. Are you on the PTO committee?? Bring this up at your next school meeting. We provide training for public and private schools.
We recommend that people that work in the hospitality industry put this at the top of their list. It is a good idea for hotel staff to be trained in CPR and for hotels to have an AED on site. Also, where do you think most people choke? Restaurants! Restaurant staff should also be trained. However, the list doesn’t stop there! Banks, retail stores, convention centers, movie theaters, and other entertainment venues should train a portion of their staff.
For some reason, while it is not required of school teachers it is required of daycare staff. Daycare and preschool providers are required by the state to be trained in both CPR & First Aid. Since they are taking care of such precious cargo it is so important that be familiar with these skills.
Employers with OSHA/Safety Requirements
Many employers are required to train their staff in CPR & First Aid; that is why we offer on-site training at your location. These professions may include: manufacturing, construction, electrical staff, and those at high risk of injury.
Scout Leaders & Scouts
Since scout groups are often participating in fun adventures and campouts it is a good idea for leaders to be trained in both CPR & First Aid. If a kid twists his ankle on a hike or cuts himself making his pinewood derby car we want leaders to be prepared. Scouts also can receive merit badges for both CPR & First Aid. We would love to train your boy scout or girl scout troop!
Even the self-employed should consider CPR training, especially those that welcome customers into their homes. You need to be prepared, just in case an emergency were to occur. Whether you are throwing a party for pampered chef, selling insurance or giving massages you should protect yourself from any moral and financial liabilities. Knowing you have the skills required to save a life, if needed, is the best insurance policy of all.
Everyone needs CPR training! Our goal is to deliver high quality training and to create a casual, fun atmosphere. We make sure that all students feel confident in their ability to perform the life saving skills we teach.