A Staggering Statistic
You’re walking home from a night out with friends. At a bus stop, the person in front of you simply falls to the ground, no breathing, no pulse. Would you know what to do? More importantly, would you know how to do it?
In Canada, nearly 20,000 people go into cardiac arrest outside of hospital every single year and less than 10 percent of those survive. Why? Because 75 percent of those people do not receive immediate CPR, even though bystanders are watching it happen. This is because too many people are afraid of “doing it wrong” and harming the person.
The majority of Canadians say they would recognize the signs if someone were experiencing a cardiac emergency, but fewer than half say they have the skills to help. The truth is you can’t hurt someone who is in cardiac arrest, and not doing anything will likely lead to a tragic outcome.
Make a Difference
If you had been trained in how to administer CPR, you would have been able to help that person at the bus stop get the immediate, life-saving assistance they needed until professional help could arrive. The more people who get CPR training, the more confident bystanders will be in effectively administering CPR. Used in conjunction with an AED, this can double a person’s chance of survival.
November is CPR Month and the Iridia team urges everyone to become certified in CPR or re-certify if their certification has lapsed (see why you should re-certify now).
Start Your Training Today
CPR training is at the core of Iridia’s mission to prepare people to respond to emergencies with the very best versions of themselves. We offer training to organizations who wish to prepare their team members to respond effectively to a cardiac emergency. It is our hope that widespread training will lead to more effective bystander CPR, and more saved lives.
Our programs can be delivered in our classroom, or at the client’s location. We will work with any existing emergency preparedness or medical emergency response plans already in place.
Iridia offers two training options – initial CPR training (CAM-I) and a re-certification course (CAM-R). Our courses are hands-on, interactive, and are delivered in a low stress environment by experienced, well-respected instructors.
Are you a leader in your organization interested in equipping your team with life-saving skills? We can help.
In recognition of CPR Month and our goal of training as many people as possible in effective CPR, we are offering a discount of 10% on Cardiac Arrest Management (CAM) courses booked during the month of November.
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