As a small business owner, your mind may not first go to CPR and emergency rescue. Yet as customers come and go, there is a risk that one of them will suffer cardiac arrest. The same could happen to your staff as well. With CPR certification and the right response, you could save someone’s life and turn out to be a real-world hero. The same is true for staff if they come to the rescue.
Performing CPR is quite difficult. First, you’ll need to put your dominant hand directly on the center of the chest. From there, you’ll press down hard, using the heel of your hand. You’ll need to use your body weight to press down, keeping your arm straight to exert a lot of force.
The timing is also vital. You’ll typically want to press about twice each second. However, you must also allow the body enough time to recoil. If the victim is on a soft surface, say a bed, it’s best to move them to a harder surface, like a tile floor.
Sound like a lot of work? With the right training CPR certification, you can increase the chances of you and your employees saving someone’s life.