Ed-vise: CPR/AED

A wind sucks GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, it sucks! A useless weather pattern, I don’t care what anyone says!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Ok. You know the question. You know the scenario.

What Would You Do if the person next to you dropped on the field like Damar Hamlin did?

Hamlin the play from the Bills who had a heart attack right on the playing field. Would you know what to do?

Now, for Hamlin’s purposes, he could not have been surrounded by a more trained group of people than if he were to drop in a hospital. The NFL has all kinds of medical professionals on the sidelines. Primarily for concussions. However, they are all at least, first aid/ CPR ready. In my opinion, the only group who would have been better prepared to deal with him would have been if a Combat Medic were standing there.

In the work world, there really isn’t much for a requirement of being CPR trained except for in the electrical field. Then, if you work with high voltage, you will probably have CPR/ AED as part of the training. Otherwise…nope.

It’s a nice thing to have but not a requirement. So, if the person next to you drops, What Would You Do?

Do you know where the AED kit is located? Don’t feel bad if you don’t. Just go find it. Do you know CPR? First aid? If not, get signed up for it. Talk to your boss about it and let them know it is something that the business should invest in. Especially if you have various hazards in the workplace that could cause someone to become seriously hurt.

With today’s issues with obesity and other health issues, CPR should be a mandated thing. You honestly never know when someone is going to have a cardiac issue show up.

I recall, once, in my past life, a boss who was thinking he was having a heart attack in a meeting. One of the sales people took him, immediately, to the hospital that was about three blocks away. Turned out it was indigestion. Would I have known what to do? Yup. I had a bunch of training due to my having just returned from Iraq. The real question would have been…would I have done anything? I was not a fan of that boss nor were most people in the office.

Moral of the story: learn CPR/AED. Second, be nice to your co-workers. They might hesitate a little when the emergency shows itself.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember a fast zombie is called a…ZOOMBIE!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!


Published by edhlaw

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