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CPR and AED – Saving lives through training and practice
If someone around you goes into sudden cardiac arrest, would you be able to save their life? If you’re the victim, could your co-workers save your life? Your chances of answering yes to both questions improve if you and your co-workers have been trained in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of emergency equipment, such as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
CPR training provided by the Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety promotes a safer working environment by training lay- responders throughout the NIH workforce. The AEDs are user-friendly and fully automatic so determining whether or not a shock is necessary is done for you, by the unit itself. Remember, the more people who learn how to use AEDs and perform CPR, the greater the chance that you or a co-worker could save a life – the worst thing you could do, is nothing.
If you complete the CPR/AED Training, you will receive:
· CPR certification for two years.
· Training on the Automated External Defibrillator.
· Program guidance for your organization.
To learn more about CPR/AED certification, or to schedule training for you or a group, call the Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety at (301) 496-2960. For more information, visit Web site.