The Incredible Value of Group CPR Training

Knowing how to do proper CPR is extremely important. According to a recent study in Mesa, Arizona, “a victim of cardiac arrest is more than twice as likely to survive when rescued with a defibrillator equipped with real CPR help used by medics who have received scenario based training.” Providing high-quality CPR is critical in a time of crisis, especially since sudden cardiac arrest is the United States’ number one killer.

What Is CPR?

CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a life saving technique used when someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. If suffering from cardiac arrest, CPR can dramatically increase the chances of survival since it helps keep oxygen and blood flowing. This is especially important when waiting for professional medical help to arrive.

Why Is Group CPR Training Important?

  1. CPR saves lives. If CPR is properly administered immediately after SCA, like stated previously, chances of survival dramatically increase. The American Heart Association estimates that 100,000 to 200,000 lives of adults and children could be saved each year if CPR were performed early enough.
  2. CPR is not easy. Most untrained individuals do not perform CPR the right way. When performing CPR, there is a risk of hurting someone. In many circumstances, ribs are broken. Often times, untrained people who attempt CPR do not know how hard to push. This can lead to losing precious time, meaning the chances of survival decrease.
  3. CPR training prepares your employees for emergency situations. Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. CPR training can prepare your employees with the skills needed to help respond in the most effective way in medical emergencies.
  4. CPR is not just for cardiac arrest and heart attacks. Other common medical emergencies that may require CPR include electric shock, drowning, allergic reactions, choking, suffocation, and drug overdose.
  5. Group CPR training is fun. We work hard to make our classes interactive, engaging, and fun for everyone. Classes are customized to the exact needs of your organization and led by Marelly’s experienced and qualified safety experts. We often see a notable boost in morale from learning together and building life-saving skills as a team.
  6. Group CPR training builds confidence. Your Marelly CPR trainer’s number one goal is ensuring that your employees feel equipped and ready to administer proper CPR in the event of an emergency. We will teach the skills they need to feel confident and in control so they can take proper action without hesitation in a time of need.

The Mesa Arizona CPR Study

The Mesa Arizona study recorded a major improvement in patient outcomes when falling victim to cardiac arrest. CPR training and ZOLL’s Real CPR Help contributed to this massive advancement. To learn more about the Mesa Arizona CPR study, click here to download a PDF report.

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