COVID-19 Policies at CPR Seattle
CPR Seattle would like to share some of the things we are doing during these unprecedented times to best serve our students, care for our staff, and at the same time be responsible members of our community.
Social distancing requirements will be met for all classroom activities.
Class participants are required to wear masks for the duration of the class.
We strongly encourage those over 60, and those with underlying medical conditions to not attend training at this time.
We are requiring all students to use hand sanitizer or wash hands upon arrival.
We will do a temperature check and ask students the current Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 screening questions upon arrival.
Each student is provided with their own sterile manikin, CPR mask and valve, and AED trainer for the duration of the class (which has always been our policy!).
Following the guidance of the AHA (American Heart Association) and ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) we are making changes to our CPR and First Aid programs to minimize risk. No mouth-to-mouth breathing will take place. All breathing is done with a CPR mask or a bag valve mask. Team excercises will be performed at a distance to maintain social distancing.
- While CPR Seattle has had no reported COVID-19 infections in our staff or clients, we have asked any staff exhibiting symptoms of any respiratory illness or fever to stay home and notify their physician. We will be screening employees each day for symptoms of COVID-19.
- We have implemented rigorous cleaning practices throughout our office. This includes frequently sanitizing high-touch locations like bathroom areas and, as mentioned above, training equipment. Environmental cleaning guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are followed (e.g., clean and disinfect high touch surfaces daily or more frequently).
We realize that you have a choice when it comes to where to obtain your training. Thank you for choosing CPR Seattle; a small, locally owned family business!
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Published on March 11, 2020