Responding to Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace

Responding to Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace

Some recent surveys have revealed a significant lack of training and preparedness for responding to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incidents in U.S. workplaces.

A survey commissioned by the American Heart Association concluded that many American workers do not have access to emergency care training, nor do they know the location of their employer’s automated external defibrillator (AED). That knowledge would go a long way towards positively impacting the 10,000 SCA incidents that occur in the workplace each year.

According to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation article on the study:

A second survey was deployed to a group of “more than 1,000 safety managers in industries regulated by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA),” which revealed that:

As part of our mission to “Make the Workplace and Community Safer,” HSI offers a number of emergency care training solutions to businesses of all sizes. Please visit our emergency care website for more information, and let us help you empower your employees with the skills and confidence they need to respond in a medical emergency.

Interested in taking a class yourself? Click the button below to find an ASHI or MEDIC First Aid training center near you.


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