How to Start an Effective Workplace CPR Certification Program

IN THE OFFICE OR WORKPLACE, you might feel compelled to get involved with the health of your coworkers or staff. One way to get involved is by planning a health-centered program. In honor of the upcoming first week of June, which is CPR and AED Awareness Week, why not try and plan a workplace-wide CPR certification program?

workplace staff standing in a groupHow Community-wide CPR Certification can strengthen your Workplace’s Health

Imagine CPR certification throughout your entire workplace. CPR saves lives, yet unfortunately, 70 percent of Americans feel helpless during a cardiac emergency. Cardiac emergencies can happen anywhere- mostly outside of the hospital and certainly within the office.

CPR certification can give your co-workers or staff both improved mental and physical health. Mentally, employees can feel emotional safety and peace of mind, and physically you’ll be better prepared for a cardiac emergency.

Starting an Effective Workplace Program for CPR Certification

1. Better understand your workplace
The business or company you are working for or with most likely have different employees with specific and unique job positions, which are different from yours. Understanding your workplace can help you better plan a CPR certification programs. Learn the many goals of the company, positions of co-workers, and important people within the company.

2. Set a goal and figure out logistics
Inspiring every single of your employees or co-workers might not be a rational goal, while a third of them could be. It’s important to remember that every CPR certificate is important. If you can only inspire a handful of workers, that’s ok! Simply spreading awareness and making the effort can save lives.

Talk with your supervisor about the CPR program, and see what he or she has to say about what you can or cannot do. Teamwork is an essential part of CPR itself, so a CPR program should not just be the efforts of one individual.

3. Get to know the people
Understand your co-workers on a more personal level and try to build a professional relationship with those interested in becoming certified in CPR. More people will be interested in certification if they know the planner him or herself.

4. Spread the news
After working through the logistics and getting to know your co-workers on a professional and friendly level, you can start spreading awareness in other ways than simple word-of-mouth. You can do several things, such as hang fliers, send emails, organize a meeting, or share on the business’ social media channels.

If you feel compelled to get involved within your workplace, why not do something for the greater good of both the entire workplace and individual participants. Planning and implementing a CPR certification program can benefit the company in several ways, and result in a safer and healthier workplace.

How will you be participating in CPR and AED Week?

About Mackenzie Thompson, Life Saver, NHCPS

Mackenzie is a seasoned life saver and a multifaceted professional in the medical field. With an impressive 8-year track record in medical education, Mackenzie boasts a comprehensive set of certifications, including ACLS, PALS, BLS, and CPR, which reflect her unwavering commitment and expertise. Her significant contributions to teaching and the development of medical content underscore her profound knowledge and dedication to advancing healthcare.

Beyond her medical prowess, Mackenzie seamlessly integrates her passion for education with her proficiency in media and marketing. Her academic journey at Indiana University culminated in a degree in Media and Marketing, further solidifying her expertise in these domains.

In addition to her impressive professional achievements, Mackenzie possesses a refined taste for global exploration, photography, design aesthetics, sartorial elegance, and the culinary arts, with a particular affinity for Chinese cuisine. Currently based in the vibrant city of Manhattan, she continues to be a driving force in the medical community. She is an invaluable asset to, where she champions excellence and innovation with unwavering dedication.

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