How to provide CPR Training Safely during COVID-19? -

How to provide CPR Training Safely during COVID-19?


Today I am blogging to you from a different stance. A small business owner that has multiple talents that it utilizing the healthcare side. Our CPR company prides its self on education and expanding our knowledge. The COVID Pandemic of the world has laid a heavy burden on small business owners. Last month I talked about the COVID Crisis and CPR Training and I am going to expand on that a little today but I am going to speak on a little bit of a personal note. 

CPR training is still being done but owners and centers are using caution when teaching. Nationally recognized curriculum are doing what they can to continue getting the CPR training out to those who require it. For instance there are many more hybrid/blended learning options. This allows you to do an online simulation/lecture/quiz and then it gives you a ticket to meet with an instructor to put your hands on a manikin to actually perform the task at hand. If you are not doing the actual compressions, you likely are not following accredited information and your card you receive may not be as valid as you think. So, be sure you try not to cut corners even during this pandemic. My company for example is doing the blended learning and we are scheduling times for individuals to come in to do the skills segments in a private one on one setting. Temperatures are checked, masks are worn (until they have to do the skills) and social distance is in place. If you are going to a full face to face class all in a room, there is a limited number of slots and instructors are limited to teaching six individuals at a time. There are a few classes that can be taken virtually. Those classes are usually restricted to people re-certifying there is an option for virtual skills. This does have an additional charge associated with it but it does set up where manikins can be sent to the client/student and a zoom call is placed and manikins are used. When finished the manikins are then sent back to the training center to put through a special decontamination process. The process is lengthy and the risk of manikins not sent back in a timely manner, there is a deposit and an additional charge associated with this class but it can be done with select curriculum and certifications.

All that being said, even though the country is opening back up, things are not as they once were. Take precaution and stay safe, stay healthy. We are moving faster toward compression only CPR in these pandemic times. 

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