When you're working in a business like logging you will always want to be doing all that you can to make sure your work environment is as safe as possible. This is not like working in a Kitchener dentistry office in the middle of the city where there are medical services minutes away and not much in your surroundings that could hurt you. One of the things that you can do to keep those around you more safe and provide you with the knowledge that you would need in a medical emergency is becoming certified in First Aid and CPR training.
CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and is a technique that can be used on someone who is in sudden cardiac arrest that could save their life. It is a series of chest compressions and mouth to mouth that is meant to maintain blood flow to the brain and heart while the heart is not working properly. This is something you could need at any point in your life, whether you see something while you're picking up your car at a Sudbury auto body shop or you're out in the woods for work. CPR can be used on a person who is in cardiac arrest until emergency help is able to arrive and provide additional support and treatment with a heart defibrillator.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death of adults throughout the United States of America. This is something that happens to people when they are working installing Paco water pumps or when they are having dinner at home with their family. According to the American Heart Association, there are millions of people who currently know CPR but one should realize that the more people who can do this, the more people will be saved. Nearly three hundred thousand people had cardiac attacks outside of the hospital just last year and having someone nearby in St George Ontario homes or at work could definitely make all of the difference in the world.
If you get trained in CPR you will usually get some training in the basics of first aid as well. This could help you in all kinds of situations when you're at work in the woods. You will know what to do if someone falls out of a tree or if someone gets a deep cut from working on the job. If your workplace does not offer first aid and CPR training then you should seek it out on your own and ask that your employers pay for the classes. There are lots of American and Canadian posters around health units and hospitals advertising this training throughout the year.