As summer draws to a close in the Minneapolis region, thousands of kids begin to head back to public and private schools. Along with the traditional educational classes, schools generally provide added activities like sports, art, music, theater, and other extracurricular pursuits. All these leave children with wonderful memories, but because student safety is entrusted to teachers and coaches, it’s important that those staff members are prepared to handle emergency situations with CPR certification. That certification will give school staff the skills they need to address everything from minor injuries to full emergencies. If you are in need of CPR/AED classes in Minneapolis to prepare your school staff for the upcoming school year, CPR4LIFE USA has flexible scheduling for our courses, including blended learning and onsite training.
The various school curriculums and activities bring kids together, but with these endeavors comes the risk of light injury or other conditions that require first aid. In some cases, choking or allergic reactions might require immediate action. The worst-case scenario, where kids or adults need CPR/AED emergency treatment, can also happen at school.
CPR/AED classes and Certification Important
These health risks are all possibilities that make CPR/AED classes and certification important for all school staff. Some details about potential scenarios that could require healthcare or emergency action include:
- Light first aid: Kids are often injuring themselves. Minor injuries like paper cuts, sunburn, skinned knees, and splinters certainly aren’t life-threatening, but CPR certification will help prepare your staff to treat these with light first aid to prevent infection.
- Emergency first aid: In many cases, kids may experience a severe allergic reaction. Children with extreme allergies may carry an EpiPen that school staffers will have to know how to administer. Children with asthma who carry inhalers may also need help with treatment during an attack. More severe injuries can also be treated with immediate care, including cuts, abrasions, burns, sprains, and even broken bones.
- Exposure and exhaustion: Some school and sporting activities can, in extreme conditions, lead to cases of exposure and exhaustion. CPR certification teaches staff members to recognize and treat symptoms of heat exhaustion, sunstroke, dehydration, and even hypothermia.
- Choking: The Heimlich maneuver is still taught in AHA and Red Cross CPR courses. This technique is highly effective for children and adults experiencing choking. Especially for children, choking is not an uncommon occurrence.
- CPR/AED: In most emergency situations, your staff may need to perform CPR/AED treatment on a student or other staff member. CPR treatment increases a patient’s survival by ten times compared to simply calling 9-1-1 and waiting.
To fully prepare your school staff members for the upcoming school year, get them CPR certified today. Contact CPR4LIFE USA at (507) 369-6422 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule CPR/AED classes in Minneapolis.