In the early 1970’s, the NHTSA used to have signs on the highway “Drive Carefully, the Life You Save May Be Your Own”. One of our slogans is similar – “Learn CPR, the Life You Save May Be A Family Member”.
CPR is learned to save others, not yourself, and over 80% of cardiac arrests occur at home, so it’s more likely you’d use these CPR skills to help your Mom or daughter, than saving a stranger. I encourage employers to provide or enable their employees to receive CPR training (like give them on-the-clock time to attend), and yes, an employee might save a co-workers life. But, they all have homes and families where they are more likely to place these skills to good use.
Kids can learn CPR also.
Learn CPR – Save a Life !