Spring will be here before you know it and many people working in outdoor, recreational and educational industries will be renewing their CPR and First Aid certification for their jobs. If your card expires in the next three months, now is the time to take the course either online or in person, at one of our TSS locations. Sign up for our blended learning program here.
If you’ve never taken a CPR/First Aid class, this is your opportunity to learn a life-saving skill in a supportive environment. Our experienced trainers are committed to making sure you are ready to act in an emergency.
CPR helps keep the blood circulating and delivers oxygen to the body until specialist treatment is available. There is usually enough oxygen still in the blood to keep the brain and other organs functioning for a few minutes after an incident, but it is not circulating unless someone does CPR. And that someone may need to be you. Get your training!
Why learn CPR/First Aid?
Here are five great reasons:
- CPR saves lives – According to the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurred in 2016. Sadly, 88% of people who suffer from a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital die. However, when properly and promptly performed, CPR can dramatically improve person’s chance of survival. Everyday Health reports that If CPR is given within the first two minutes of cardiac arrest, the chances of survival double.
- CPR and first aid skills are useful anywhere – You may be getting CPR/First Aid training as a workplace requirement, but you could save a life just about anywhere. About 70% of Americans report feeling helpless to act if they encounter a cardiac emergency. Be the person who can step in in an emergency and help.
- Protect your family – If you are a parent, you know all too well that accidents happen. Children fall, scrape their knees, and, sometimes, wind up with severe injuries. Emergency medical care prevent injuries from getting worse before EMTs arrive and may even save a loved one’s life.
- You’ll feel confident in the event of an emergency – CPR classes will equip you with the training, tools and confidence you need to be lifesaver rather than a bystander. The skills you have practiced repeatedly in class, will come to you naturally.
- CPR is a valued skill – There is a growing need for CPR-certified individuals in communities and workplaces, making it a good skill to add to your resume. Currently only about three percent of the population knows CPR, making it an all-too exclusive group.
Contact us today for more information about our highly-rated CPR/First Aid training program.