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Have any of you paid for training your help to learn job site first aid?

In my old business I sent my supervisors off to learn first aid---never thought of it for this career--

I'm getting older and just might get hurt or keel over from a bad heart--
I got to wondering if my assistant knows basic CPR and other first aid basics---

I'll have to see what classes are available----
 

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Sadly.I've learned a lot of first aid over the years---I don't know if my assistant has---

My first aid kit is a roll of electrical tape and some McDonalds napkins--:laughing:
 

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As an emt in my spare time, I'd say do it. You never know when an emergency will come along and you'll the guy that's gotta do something. I wouldn't mind carrying a cheap AED on the truck either. Compressions and defibrillation are the keys to saving someone in arrest.
 

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Where are classes taught? The local health department use to publish a list of classes--I'll have to check that out---
 

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mikeswoods said:
Where are classes taught? The local health department use to publish a list of classes--I'll have to check that out---
Our local hospital certifies our instructors. Most instructors also teach business for a fee. Usually a flat rate per person.
 

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American Red Cross is another resource for 1st aid and CPR training.
 

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MDjim said:
As an emt in my spare time, I'd say do it. You never know when an emergency will come along and you'll the guy that's gotta do something. I wouldn't mind carrying a cheap AED on the truck either. Compressions and defibrillation are the keys to saving someone in arrest.
How much does such a unit cost?
 

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How much does such a unit cost?
I think you could pick one up for around 500. Just google AEDs. The ones we carry are a couple grand, but that's because they have some extra features for documentation and such.
 
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