All First Aid and CPR instructors are not alike. If you’ve ever sat through a boring class and wondered why you suffer through training every two years, you know that some instructors are not worth hiring.
Here's a quick list of things you should ask about instructors BEFORE you hire them to conduct your companies training.
1) Do they teach as a profession or as a hobby?
2) How passionate are they about improving their own teaching?
3) Will you come out of their training more confident in your own skills?
4) Are they able and willing to adapt the training to your organization’s needs?
5) Do they have experience working with different populations, age groups and professions?
6) How often do they update their own training?
7) Do they have field expertise and experience providing First Aid?
8) How many training sessions do they conduct per month?
9) Are they engaging, exciting and efficient?
10) Do they waste your time telling stories about “When I was firefighter…”
BONUS Question – Will they make you look good for hiring them?
At NwBestCPR we encourage you to find out more about your instructor BEFORE you hire them for your training needs.
This video depicts a dramatic real life Sudden Cardiac Arrest caught on an office security camera. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is when a victim's heart literally stops beating without warning and instantaneously goes into life-ending fibrillation. Without prompt rescue by highly skilled CPR providers Wes Rogers would not have survived. With incredibly rapid response and excellent training, Portland's 911 - EMS system worked flawlessly to perform a near perfect high performance CPR rescue and literally bring this man back from the brink of death. But even in the modern medical era, this quality of rescue performance is not the norm. Especially when EMS is more than 4 minutes away.
Every 60-90 seconds in the United States another person dies from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Only 1% of victims typically survive without serious consequences to their health and family's future. Knowing what to do in the first few minutes is critical to a victim's survival.
What if no one had witnessed Wes Roger's collapse and called 911 immediately?
What if the Fire or EMS rescue was more than a few blocks away?
What if the victim were collapsed alone, or in a locked bathroom, or if he had been driving while this happened and was subsequently involved in a car crash?
The results could have been tragically different without immediate effective bystander intervention and care.
Please support your local community 911 EMS system and vote for all new tax support and upgrades for police and first aid rescue systems in your area. Everything we do to create rapid response has significant implications in everyone's health and safety.
Sign up for Smart 911 today if it's available in your location.
Take a local CPR class and get trained in the immediate use of an AED - Automated External Defibrillator.
Know where to find the nearest AED at any moment.