Why Everyone at Work Should Know CPR

Posted by Tom Senkus on Feb 6, 2019 3:19:05 PM

It begins as a typical workday.  The phones are continually ringing, the photocopier churning out the forms, and the multi-page business reports non-stop.  Folks are moving about the office floor at a hectic pace doing the daily due diligence to meet tight workplace deadlines to please clients and the boss.

Stress, tension and a hectic pace with demanding supervisors, managers, and CEO's is a fact of life in modern day society.  It is what people deal with to feed, clothe, and house those they love.  This constant stress is one of the reasons people reach for the high sodium comfort foods or over-indulge in high sugary foods, or keep stimulated with the caffeinated coffee, tea, or sugary soft drinks as they drive to work. However, what happens if something occurs at work that needs you to provide first-aid, or more specifically, CPR? Are you and your colleagues prepared to help in an emergency?

Know The Signs:
If any of the above items rings true with you, you should also become aware of what the American Heart Association advises as to the effects of prolonged emotional stress on one’s heart.  The general term is heart disease, which brings on the serious and unfortunately the sometimes fatal conditions of cardiac arrest or a heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest discomfort in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes and pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach. There can be shortness of breath even if there is no chest discomfort. There also could be lightheadedness, a cold sweat, and nausea. When such symptoms are ignored, one can experience the loss of pulse, consciousness, and shudder breathing, and eventually a heart attack, leading to cardiac arrest, in which the heart fails to beat altogether. Don't second-guess — get help immediately!

Knowledge Is Power!

Set the stage to be a life-saver by attaining knowledge and training of CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), first aid procedures, and how to use an AED machine (automated external defibrillator). Such knowledge should be as common in office procedure as the accounting, records management, and phone protocol. Minutes matter once a cardiac arrest or heart attack starts happening, and having a basic understanding of CPR procedures, chest compression techniques, and AED use by at least a few members of staff in an office, can keep the victim suffering from cardiac arrest or a heart attack stable until emergency services arrive.

About Premier Health and Safety :

Premier Health and Safety is an industry leader in CPR/AED and First Aid Training as well as Lifeguard Training. There are group classes, private CPR classes, and AED training in workplace safety procedures. The Premier Health and Safety organization, located in three locations across Orange County and one location in Riverside, California, is also instrumental in serving the medical community by offering the American Red Cross Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Course

Stay Positive!

See all our course offerings at and feel free to ask any questions you may have.  You can be a life-saver at your workplace with the right CPR training.

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