If there is a medical crisis in or outside of the workplace, it is very important to be trained in CPR. Having these skills can literally be the difference between life or death for an individual.

One of the most important things is to instill confidence in an employee that they will be able to respond correctly in an emergency situation. They must be ready to handle the crucial first minutes until an EMS arrives, which can take some time:

Administering CPR to someone experiencing a cardiac arrest buys time until EMS arrives and increases the chance of survival by up to 10 percent per minute by keeping blood pumping to the vital organs. That's why a workplace CPR and first aid training program is so critical to employee safety. A trained employee often can intervene quickly and help manage a critical situation until professional responders arrive.

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