In this post, I am going to be reflecting on my greatest frustration and passion with CPR training that I have experienced in my career as a paramedic, health-care and training professional. I am going to explain why it frustrates me. The cause of this frustration is actually directly linked to my greatest passion. My passion for the community and the culture in the CPR training industry.
My Greatest Passion
As you may notice from my previous blog posts, I very much believe that your business should always have a ‘why’. This is the idea that not only does your CPR training company have a list of services and qualities it provides; but also a real meaning behind it. A meaning or ‘why’ that will drive you and your business. Prime Medical Training has it’s own ‘why’. I wanted people to take CPR training seriously and to change the culture and approach the industry takes in giving to CPR training.
My Greatest Frustration
Because of that great passion and goal, my greatest frustration is when people come into my classroom and say “I don’t know why I have to be here. I’ve been a nurse for 20 years. I’ve taken CPR so many times. I don’t need to do this again.”
It frustrates me because what they’re saying is such a logical disconnect! CPR is no less important that any other medical training or area of medical discipline. CPR is a life-saving practice that can only be enhanced and refreshed by practicing and taking new training courses. You will not remember everything from a 4-hour class for the entirety of, and beyond the two years that your certification card gives you.
Every 5 years the materials and procedures for CPR are changed and updated to incorporate new findings. You will only learn about these through attending a CPR training class.
Why is this important?
Here at Prime Medical Training we train thousands of medical professionals every year. I have a wife and children. The likelihood is that if they are seriously ill or injured and need CPR, one of the professionals we have trained will be giving it. For the good of myself, my family, my community, and the medical practice, I want to make sure people have the best training possible.
You are a professional and we want you to act as professionals. We want you after attending a 4-hour class at Prime Medical Training, to walk away feeling like you were challenged and earned that certification card. We charge a premium because we offer a premium service!
Please remember : Practice is important. Refreshing is important. Learning the new procedures, techniques, and the information is important. CPR training should be a great addition to your knowledge and skills, not just another frustration.
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