Your employees learned a TON in CPR/AED training. Now, the trick is helping them remember how to use their newly-developed skills in an emergency! (Oh, and just in case you missed it, here’s a link to our post “What Do You Learn During CPR/AED Training!”)
Here are a few great ways to help your employees remember their CPR/AED training and keep their life-saving skills fresh and rescue-ready!
#1 — Get recertified
If your employees are already certified, schedule a recertification course before their existing certification expires. These courses are typically shorter than initial training classes.
#2 — Buy the book
Make sure that your employees have a copy of an official CPR/AED/First Aid participant’s handbook.
#3 — Get the DVD
If your team is more visual, invest in a DVD that includes the video segments from their in-person or blended courses.
#4 — Hands-only CPR refresher
Hold a lunch and learn hands-only CPR.
#5 — Be creative
Design company-branded Chain of Survival posters and post them prominently throughout the office.
#6 — Watch some short videos
Let us be clear: YouTube is not a substitute for CPR certification, recertification, or official American Heart Association or Red Cross training programs. But it just might be fun to get your team together — virtually or in-person — and review a few online videos. Find a few examples of good CPR and bad CPR and discuss!
#7 — The game is afoot!
Who doesn’t love a little competition? CPR Trivia Bowl is just the ticket. Don’t forget to make a donation to the heart-healthy nonprofit of the winner’s choice! Have some fun with the questions, but here are a few good ones to get you started:
- How many compressions per minute does CPR require?
- Name three songs with the ideal tempo for CPR.
- Who invented the AED?
- Name the 6 links in the adult out-of-hospital SCA chain of survival.
- How deep should CPR compressions be?
#8 — Create a cheat sheet
Using the Red Cross CPR steps as your guide, create an easy reference guide for your employees to help them remember their CPR training.
#9 — Remember your C-A-Bs
The days of ABCs are so 2010. Use an easy mnemonic — CAB — to remember Compressions/Circulation-Airway-Breathing.
#10 — Give the gift of a CPR pocket mask
Nothing shows you care quite like a CPR pocket mask. To keep their CPR skills in tip-top shape, encourage your employees to revisit ideas 1-9 and reward them with a CPR pocket mask from aed.com.
Cardio Partners offers CPR, first aid, AED, and bloodborne pathogen training courses in all 50 states in traditional classroom settings and in blended learning courses. To learn more about our courses call our team at 866-349-4362 or email Cardio Partners at email@example.com.
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