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“Improve the Safety of Your Workers by Training Them in First Aid CPR AED” Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Time: 1:00 PM (CDT), 2:00 PM (EDT)

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1 “Improve the Safety of Your Workers by Training Them in First Aid CPR AED” Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Time: 1:00 PM (CDT), 2:00 PM (EDT)

2 Webcast Outline First Aid Basics Medical Emergencies Injury Emergencies Environmental Emergencies CPR and AED Training Options Q&A Segment

3 First Aid Basics

4 Deciding to Provide First Aid Some people may be required to perform First Aid while working If they are off-duty, they can choose whether or not to provide First Aid Providing First Aid may be part of your job description Before you provide First Aid, it’s important to ask the ill or injured person if you may help

5 Supplying the First Aid Kit Contains supplies you might need in an emergency Not all contain the same supplies Keep the supplies in a sturdy, watertight container that is clearly labeled Know where the First Aid kit is Replace what you use Check it at the beginning of each work period

6 Assessing the Scene Look out for danger to you and the injured person Look for people who can help you and look for telephones Who’s injured? Where are they?

7 Exposure to Blood Bloodborne diseases are caused by germs A rescuer may catch a disease if germs in someone else’s blood or body fluids enter the rescuer’s body Rescuers should wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep from touching the injured person’s blood or body fluids

8 When to Phone for Help Ask for help whenever: –Someone is seriously ill or injured –You are not sure what to do Examples of someone who is seriously ill or injured: –Does not respond to voice or touch –Has chest discomfort –Has signs of stroke –Has a problem breathing

9 Finding the Problem Check the scene to be sure it is safe Tap the person and shout “Are you OK?” Check if the person is breathing Look for signs of injury such as bleeding, broken bones, burns or bites Look for medical information jewelry

10 Medical Emergencies

11 General Breathing Problems Is breathing very fast or slow Is having trouble with every breath Has noisy breathing Can only make sounds or speak no more than a few words at a time in between breaths

12 Helping with Breathing Problems

13 Helping a Choking Adult If someone is choking, they might use the choking sign

14 Helping a Choking Adult

15 Allergic Reactions People can be allergic to many things, including: –Foods such as eggs, nuts, and chocolate –Insect stings or bites, especially bee or wasp stings

16 Using Epinephrine Pens Will help someone with a severe allergic reaction breathe more easily Contains a small amount of medicine that can be injected through clothing Takes several minutes before the medicine starts to work Injection is given in the side of the thigh

17 Using Epinephrine Pens

18 Injury Emergencies

19 Bleeding You can See When a large blood vessel is cut or torn, the person can lose a lot of blood within minutes You can stop most bleeding with pressure If the injured person can help you, ask them to put direct pressure on the wound while you put on your personal protective equipment (PPE)

20 Bleeding You can See

21 Bandaging A bandage is material used to protect or cover an injured body part A bandage may also help keep pressure on the wound

22 Burns Burns are injuries that can be caused by contact with heat, electricity, or chemicals Heat burns can be caused by contact with fire, a hot surface, a hot liquid, or steam If someone with a burn gets too cold, they can get hypothermia

23 Burns Small burns Large burns

24 Electrical Injuries Electricity can burn the body on the inside and outside Electricity can stop breathing or cause a deadly abnormal heart rhythm Electricity may leave only small marks on the body

25 Electrical Injuries

26 Environmental Emergencies

27 Bites and Stings Usually insect and spider bites and stings cause only mild pain, itching, and swelling at the bite Some insect bites can be serious and even fatal if: –The person bitten has a severe allergic reaction to the bite or sting –Poison is injected into the person

28 Bites and Stings

29 Heat Cramps Most heat-related emergencies are caused by vigorous exercise Heat cramps are painful muscle spasms, most often in the calves, arms, stomach muscles, and back Signs of heat cramps include muscle cramps, sweating, and headache

30 Heat Cramps

31 Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is a serious condition that often turns into heat stroke It often occurs when someone exercises in the heat and sweats a lot Signs of heat exhaustion include sweating, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, muscle cramps, feeling faint, and fatigue

32 Heat Exhaustion

33 CPR and AED

34 New CPR Sequence

35 Compressions A compression is the act of pushing on the chest People often don’t push hard enough because they’re afraid of hurting the victim An injury is unlikely, but it is better than death It is better to push too hard than not hard enough

36 Compressions

37 Give Breaths Compressions are the most important part of CPR If you are also able to give breaths, you will help even more Your breaths need to make the chest rise When the chest rises, you know the person has taken in enough air

38 Open the Airway

39 Give Breaths

40 Use an AED If you start CPR and then use an AED within a few minutes, you will have the best chance of saving a life AEDs are safe, accurate, and easy to use

41 AED Programs – Why? 294,000 cases of EMS-treated out-of- hospital sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year in the U.S. Less than one-third receive bystander CPR; even fewer receive bystander defibrillation Bystander CPR and time to defibrillation are key

42 Training Options

43 Heartsaver Courses Course Name eLearning Course Completion Time Classroom Course Completion Time Heartsaver First Aid 1 – 1 ½ hours online; up to 1 hour for skills session 2-3 hours Heartsaver CPR AED 30 minutes – 1 hour online; up to 1 hour for skills session 3-4 hours Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED 1 ½ - 2 ½ hours online; up to 1 hour for skills session 5-7 hours Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens 1 hour online; skills session not required 1 hour

44 Heartsaver eLearning Courses Part 1, online Parts 2 and 3, hands-on skills session Saved time and money Convenience Flexibility Consistency

45 Heartsaver Classroom Courses Conducted in a classroom setting Can be conducted onsite Hands-on coaching and feedback Group interaction

46 Training Options HeartQuarters Training Direct Links PRO Package Authorized AHA Training Centers

47 Resources

48 Summary According to OSHA, more than 3.3 million non-fatal injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace First Aid, CPR, AED and Bloodborne Pathogens training is a “must do” in keeping your employees safe eLearning is effective as classroom-based training

49 Questions?

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