Back again with that group of fabulous early childhood teachers at Village Nursery School in Harvard, MA. Keeping up with their CPR and First Aid Trainings is a yearly job--but they make it a fun after-work get together with snacks and child-appropriate drinks! American Heart Association Pediatric Heartsaver CPR and First Aid classes are great for any child care group!
In a continued series of trainings, made possible through the Massachusetts Safety Grant Program, caregivers from the Home Health Connection in Amesbury MA attended our training today entitled "Safe Approach to Violent Patients." The Home Health Connection trains caregivers to become Home Health Aids and Certified Nursing Assistants through its office in Amesbury MA. Many of its employees work in home care, nursing home, or hospital settings. Thank you to Donna Gilford for caring enough about your workers to provide this training to protect their safety!
This training was designed by David Wahl MD with the goal of preventing conflict, managing conflict appropriately, and keeping caregivers and healthcare workers safe in the workplace.
Did you know that over 70% of workplace violence takes place in the healthcare system? Most every nurse and personal care giver has experienced violent outbursts, either verbal or physical, from their clients or their client's families--or will at some point in their careers..
Each caregiver has 5 Unique Personal Response Tools they can use at all times to manage a conflict: Your Patience, Your Perspective, Your Knowledge, Your Experience, and Your Creativity.
For more information about Health and Safety Trainings for the Healthcare setting, or other workplace setting, or for information about the Massachusetts Safety Grant Program, contact us at Anastasia's Health Happenings in Amesbury MA.
Always great to re-visit with my friends at Aero Manufacturing in Beverly! They have a group of 10 individuals who are their "on-site first responders" for any medical emergency. And they take these American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Trainings seriously, and keep their certifications current!
This year, it was CPR and AED training. We even got their own AED off the wall and went over its proper use in an emergency.
Thank you to my great friend, Vali Stevens, for her hard work in keeping this emergency response group ready-to-respond!
Yesterday was more CPR, and today was First Aid. Getting ready for any medical emergency--from delivery drivers, to warehouse muscles and managers, to the paper pushers! Indeed, everyone should be ready to respond to a medical emergency like a heart attack, cardiac arrest, or choking situation (which are all covered in the American Heart Association Heartsaver Trainings). This is information they can use to keep fellow employees safe on the job, and information they can take home with them to keep their families safe as well. More trainings ahead, which will focus on Accident and Injury Prevention--and all trainings made available to the company for FREE through the Massachusetts State Safety Grant Program. For more information about the Massachusetts State Safety Grant Program, contact us or visit their website through this link.
One of my favorite visits is to Orthodontist, Dr Cardarelli's Office, in Haverhill MA. Not for the dental work--luckily I'm not in need of the fantastic tooth re-guiding and straightening that he and his staff provides--but for their regular CPR re-certification!
We have been invited to provide their American Heart Association CPR/BLS trainings for a number of years now, and we always have a great time! His staff is vibrant, attentive, and always willing to have fun with our mannequins!
Yes, the American Heart Association changes its CPR guidelines every so often, so there is usually something new to learn...but to know how to administer lifesaving CPR before the paramedics arrive is a skill that cannot be over-practiced! Also, reviewing techniques for helping various choking scenarios--from the infant, the adult, the pregnant woman, wheelchair bound, and the extra-large--reminds us all how to respond emergently to those we care for and care with every day.
Colony Foods in Lawrence MA has been a strong contributor to the area food scene for over 100 years. This year, they qualified for a Massachusetts State Safety Grant that provides Health and Safety Trainings for its employees...Congratulations to Colony Foods, and to George Abdullah for his contribution!
Today, it was CPR Training. An eager group employees undertook our American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR Training course--complete with play-time with our mannequins. Ready for Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack, and Choking scenarios, Colony Foods is making its company and its employees that much safer!
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