When many people hear about CPR Certification, it sounds like something that can only be learned in medical school. To others, it is one of the intricacies of the healthcare system which should be left to those who are in that field.
Personally, we don’t believe any of that to be true. In fact, here are some cool reasons why you should consider learning CPR, and actually go for it too.
1 Be the Solution
There is a popular saying that goes ‘If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.’ Unfortunately, the latter is true for some 97% of the entire US population. Afterall, only about 3% of the entire heads in the country have received CPR training – according to the EMS1.
That means many people would not know what to do in the event of a cardiac arrest, and that would lead to more deaths than should have been.
Speaking of deaths…
2 You become a lifesaver
The American Heart Association records that the US sees more than 350,000 cases of cardiac arrests occurring outside of the hospitals on a yearly basis. That is not the scary part, but that 88% of these cases lead to death.
We understand that cardiac arrests can sometimes be irreversibly fatal, but they are not always so. Should CPR-certified personnel be around at any of those times, many of these cardiac arrest-related deaths would have been avoided.
3 It is not rocket science
We can not even lie – doctors and nurses are some of the smartest people on the planet. In fact, they are so smart, it can be intimidating. They have ACLS Providers cards. ACLS is Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Guess what, though? You can show them how smart you can be too, when you learn CPR – and you will have no issues learning any of the concepts or administration processes at all.
There are a few levels of CPR Certifications:
- CPR- You learn basic life saving skills
- First Aid CPR- You learn basic life saving skills and Basic First Aid
- BLS – Basic Life Support is CPR for healthcare Providers
- ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support is for Advanced healthcare Providers
- PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support is for Advanced Pediatric healthcare Providers
- NALS – Neonatal Advanced Life Support is for Advanced Neonatal healthcare Providers
Thinking you would need a recommendation or prior training from a medical school to properly learn CPR is just wrong thinking. Sign up for a class today and you would find out we are not kidding you.
You may end up doing CPR on a medical team. A medical team consists of six persons: Compressor (does chest compressions), Defibrillator (person who delivers the shock), Airway (gives the breaths with an Ambu Bag), Medications Person (gives the ACLS drugs), Team Leader (usually is a Doctor or Nurse), and a Recorder (writes down the sequence of event during CPR).
4 You become smarter too
How do you feel after learning any new thing? Smarter, we believe. That is the same way you would feel as soon as you add CPR to your list of skills.
You now know more than the average person on saving lives in case of a cardiac arrest – or any other related condition. You also become something of a mini-authority on the subject if the discussion ever comes up among your social circle.
5 A better resume
You might not know this, but a series of jobs in the non-medical industry are now requiring CPR certification. Even though that might not be on the initial job requirements, it is one of those things hiring managers could look forward to seeing.
Having such on your resume shows that you care about not just yourself, but the lives of everyone else around you. Likewise, you become a better asset to the company since you are considered responsible for not only your personal wellbeing, but instrumental in the wellbeing of everyone else around you at any point in time.
Win-win for you, don’t you think?
Gingered to get your CPR training and BLS Certification too? We’ve got just the right thing for you at Atlanta CPR Everyday. From the daily Basic Life Support BLS (BLS is CPR for healthcare Providers) to ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS is Doctor / Nurse stuff). CPR procedures to executing it right, our classes provide the right atmosphere to help you gain this important life-saving skill.