At Components Company, we believe in investing in the safety of our employees and any visitors to our facility. Over the past couple of months, many of our employees completed CPR training classes. The CPR training is offered every two years.
What is CPR?
CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a known emergency life-saving medical procedure that is performed when the heart stops beating.
If you find a person in distress from possible cardiac arrest, it’s important that you call for help if someone is in the area and call 911 for medical assistance. Performing CPR on someone in distress can help them but they will still need professional medical help.
There are several steps to performing the CPR procedure. They include:
- Positioning your hand on the person’s chest and then interlocking your fingers.
- Giving chest compressions.
- Opening the person’s airway.
- Giving rescue breaths to the person.
- Watching the chest fall.
- Repeating the steps.
It is important to complete CPR training so that you know how to perform the procedure correctly.
About the CPR Training
The CPR training was taught as required by the American Heart Association. It included the following modules:
- Adult CPR and AED (automated external defibrillators) use
- Choking in adults
- Child CPR and AED use
- Choking in children
The training took place onsite at Components Company’s Brookfield, Wis., facility on Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Nov. 13. All individuals receive a certificate of participation from the American Heart Association.
CPR training is just one way that we continue to ensure the safety of our employees and visitors.