LenzSafety recently facilitated a First Aid and CPR-AED training for employees at Blue Sound construction in Seattle. During the training, we shared the most up-to-date techniques to help keep those in construction-related fields safe and feeling confident in their ability to help a colleague in need in the event of injury.

Understanding the Core Competencies of CPR

This class focused on the core competencies of CPR along with proper use of an AED, and introduced new techniques for administering this life-saving training.

Many people believe CPR only resuscitates the heart back to a normal rhythm. While this is an essential benefit, properly administered CPR also helps oxygenated blood flow to the brain which is critical to keeping the brain alive. With proper treatment, the heart has the ability to be resuscitated, but if the brain suffers from a lack of oxygenated blood, it cannot recover. In our CPR-AED training sessions, we walk participants through the following five steps to support the patient:

  1. Call 911 immediately.
  2. Perform CPR properly, and do not stop until a medical professional instructs you to.
  3. Correct use of an AED.
  4. Advanced support from trained EMT’s.
  5. Necessary treatment from a cardiovascular specialist.

Effective Safety Training for Construction Companies

Construction is a physically demanding field with work that can lead to injury. Through training we have administered, we found chest cavity penetrations are a common injury in the construction trade. First Aid guidelines for construction-related injuries have recently changed to better suit the needs of those who experience chest cavity penetrations performing this line of work. Previous First Aid guidelines trained individuals to use techniques that could have potentially caused additional harm for the patient beyond their injury. The new procedures we teach are designed to best support patients and their providers while keeping the scene clean and safe until professional help arrives.

Teaching Life-Saving First Aid Techniques

In our First Aid Training course, we teach participants life-saving techniques they can use when helping someone with a severe injury. During these events, properly controlling bleeding when tending to an injury is critical, and is a key aspect of our safety training. We teach participants how to properly use hemostatic bandaging, which is very helpful for tending to someone with a severe injury. Hemostatic bandaging is self-binding and contains blood clotting material that can stay in place until the patient can be treated by a physician.

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