Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR is a technique that can prove to be life-saving for individuals going into cardiac arrest. However, to perform this technique well, you need to learn it from a professional. CPR certifications among the guidance of experienced professionals, prove to be valuable life-skills that can potentially help you save a life.

Here are some reasons to enroll for a CPR training:

You learn a lifesaving skill

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests still continue to be major issues. For every 100,000 people released from the hospital, 55 experience cardiac arrest. This skill can help save the lives of people. CPR certified individual also have achieved a 40% survival rate among those experiencing heart attacks.

There’s a growing need for CPR certified individuals

A cardiac emergency can happen to anyone and we still don’t have enough CPR certified individuals who can save lives. Certified individuals can take control of the situation before the situation worsens. Your skills can help emergency medical staff, the police, and patients suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest.

Your skill is useful when the healthcare system is overburdened

The COVID-19 outbreak has severely impacted our healthcare system. Hospitals have been overburdened with critical coronavirus patients to the point where those who require medical care for non-COVID issues, can no longer visit a hospital. This has been an eye opener, and we now realize the need for lifesaving medical training like CPR.

It could help in the workplace

Stress is a major factor that contributes to heart disease. It increases stress hormones in the body known as cortisol and adrenaline. Elevated levels of these hormones increase the chances of cardiac arrest. The workplace is known to be one of the major contributing factors that add to daily stress and therefore, it’s possible for a co-worker to have a cardiac arrest and require CPR.

You learn how to use a defibrillator

An automated external defibrillator is a portable device that is used in a sudden cardiac arrest. This device delivers electrical shocks to the heart, depending on its rhythm. With CPR training you also learn to use this device correctly which can help save a person’s life.

Sign up for our CPR certification at Metro Safety Training. Successful candidates with receive a Red Cross CPR-C & AED certification on completion. These certifications are valid for up to three years. We also offer re-certification as well as workplace safety training in BC.

For more information about our courses, call 604-521-4227.