CPR class can help save lives
LFCHD employees took part in a CPR class Friday afternoon for non-clinical workers who want a “layperson” understanding of basic life-saving information.
The Safety Committee had previously discussions about the AEDs (automated external defibrillators) located throughout the building and how some are in spots where no employees know how to use them. AED instructions are included in CPR certification classes, which are only required of nursing employees. Nurses, however, aren’t located in all areas of the building.
The health department is offering CPR classes for non-clinical staff to ensure there will be at least 1-2 people in all areas who are CPR-certified and know how to use the AED in the event of a medical emergency requiring CPR.
Carla Basanta will be scheduling another class for those employees who missed Friday’s class.