Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly communicable disease caused by a newly discovered virus. The disease causes respiratory illnesses (such as the flu and even pneumonia) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, tiredness, and in severe cases, breathing difficulties. If not attended to right away, it can quickly lead to more complications.
As a valued client of CPR Classes Chicago, your health and well-being remain our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the current situation and are listening carefully to the questions and concerns we receive from our staff and clients.
It is essential that we provide you with the latest updates and information regarding about the COVID-19 situation, and so here are some things you need to know about COVID-19 and CPR.
1. CPR classes are being sanitized and scrutinized thoroughly
We are prioritizing to ensure that we are being proactive for the safety of our staff and clients. All of the venues holding CPR classes will be using an antibacterial disinfectant spray as well as wipes to ensure that everyone and everything inside the classroom are maintained to required standards and guidelines.
Alongside with this, hand washing will also be enforced prior to class entry and after use of any piece of equipment. Participants will be asked several times to wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds using antibacterial soap before and after any practical activities where it is required to touch equipment provided.
The equipment will be also cleaned after every session to remove any traces of bacteria from previous usage.
2. Clients who are found to show flu-like symptoms will be asked to leave and rebook their class
We must ensure exclusion of anyone showing signs of being sick in our classes to ensure the safety of our staff and everyone else attending the training session. If you have been in contact with any person suspected or diagnosed with the disease, or you yourself are not feeling well, please contact and you can rebook your class for another time.
3. CPR practitioners should be cautious when to perform CPR on patients
If you are a licensed practitioner of CPR, please as much as possible refrain from administering CPR to a patient, as it is reported that the risk of coronavirus infection is too high. You should only use it as a last resort when the situation really calls for it, and you are really sure that you, the practitioner, and the patient is free from any signs of COVID-19.
4. The Coronavirus pandemic and CPR situations are alike, sort of
The coronavirus pandemic and CPR situations are similar in the way that they are both life-threatening emergencies. In these situations, you must know how to act correctly to avoid any critical errors. And so, in order to know how to act correctly, you must be educated on the matter.
There are many of resources on the Internet concerning the current situation and it is best that each and every one of us is updated and educated on the situation. If ever something comes up, you will be glad you learnt all about it.