CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – The Far East District (FED) safety office held its inaugural American Red Cross Blended Learning Adult first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillator (AED) course April 23, at the district headquarters. This program trains participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illness until advanced medical personnel take over. The training is ideal for organizations looking to maximize learning and employee work productivity. The blended learning training option provides greater convenience and efficiency for both employers and participants, and is divided between online learning and hands-on training.
As a safety and occupational health specialist and authorized provider instructor for the American Red Cross I was the instructor for this inaugural session. The ability for the safety office to be an authorized provider instructor is a cost savings to the district. Participants of the course included Lt. Col. Dennis McGee, USACE FED deputy commander, along with other members of the district. Each trainee will receive an American Red Cross Adult First Aid / CPR / AED certification that is good for two years and is occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) compliant.
Our desired end-state is to train employees to provide first aid assistance if someone is having a breathing or cardiac emergency, injury, or sudden illness until advanced medical personnel can arrive and take over. The district recently purchased ten AEDs, which will be placed throughout the headquarters and motor pool. Additional courses are scheduled to be held in May and June, with a priority to train emergency essential and mission emergency essential personnel. For more information please contact Leroy Clement, chief of safety, at DSN 315-755-6523.