NCA recently completed the “Stop the Bleed” Course through the American College of Surgeons and a CPR class covering the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR/AED/First Aid, both through the Garland Fire Department. This process was part of the expansion of our Safety and Wellness Team.
As NCA experiences growth in team members and business, it is important now more than ever to stress safe working habits. But, accidents happen, and we want to be ready for them. Our Safety Director has created our First Responder and Safety Teams in an effort to be prepared for anything.
The “Stop the Bleed” Course started off with an explanation of how to treat deep skin wounds using available resources, including clothing and first aid equipment. Our team then learned how to apply a tourniquet if absolutely necessary, and were even supplied with a small-sized tourniquet to add to our first aid kit.
Our First Responder Team was then shown how and when to apply CPR to an injured adult, child and infant. They learned the differences between when you should use the Heimlich Maneuver, CPR or just smack someone on the back. The CPR instruction also included how and when to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) and what should be included in both a personal and professional First Aid Kit. Our team was then able to practice CPR on CPR dummies, excluding mouth-to-mouth due to COVID-19 protocols.
At the conclusion of both courses, all participants were presented with personalized certifications to cement their completion of the safety classes. NCA would like to extend its sincerest thank you to Jerry and the Garland Fire Department for helping our employees become better prepared for safety situations in the workplace and in day-to-day life.
NCA is 100 percent dedicated to training our employees in the safest practices and requires at least one employee from each department to be trained in CPR, AED use, Stop the Bleed and basic first aid. We hope to never have to call 911 to come to our facilities, but we have faith our employees are well prepared for any safety scenarios thrown at them.