Does Shawn Ritchey Safety Training teach current CPR or First Aid guidelines?
Yes, and MORE! Shawn Ritchey Safety Training adheres to AHA-ECC 2005 (latest international) guidelines. All of our CPR and First Aid courses are approved by OSHA and WISHA for workplace training, as well as by many other organizations nationwide.
But in addition to those, Shawn Ritchey Safety Training provides pertinent, practical and dynamic concepts to significantly increase student understanding as well as retention. Shawn Ritchey Safety Training provides you with “Energized Education You’ll Remember”.
What curriculum do you use and does it matter?
Shawn Ritchey Safety Training can provide certification for CPR, First Aid, AED in American Safety & Health (ASHI), American Heart (AHA) or National Safety Council (NSC). All adhere to the International Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the National First Aid Science Advisory Board (NFASAB). Though some individual organizations may want to claim a particular curriculum, all are recognized by the international community.
How long are the certifications good for?
Basic CPR, First Aid, AED class certifications are good for two (2) years. Blood borne Pathogen certification is good for one (1) year and Advance or Wilderness First Aid is good for three (3) years. Instructor certifications are good for two (2) years.
How long does your training take?
Length of courses can vary based on skill level of students as well as depth of training sought. Because we typically do NOT use curricula that are DVD dependent, we can better tailor the training and scenarios that best addresses specific needs and concerns of your business. No matter the depth of training sought, strong emphasis will be placed on practice and refining motor skills.
Can I get certified to teach CPR/First Aid?
Yes. We can certify you for CPR, First Aid, AED in American Safety & Health (ASHI).
Are there any prerequisites for CPR or First Aid classes?
No. There are no prerequisites for Community or Workplace CPR or Basic First Aid classes. There are no prerequisites for AED, or OSHA level Blood borne Pathogen training as well.
What CPR or First Aid classes have a prerequisite?
Wilderness or Advance First Aid classes require a current CPR certification before the start of the course. A class can be offered by Shawn Ritchey Safety Training, for an additional fee, prior to the start of an Advance or Wilderness First Aid class if requested.
It is recommended that those wanting to be certified as an Instructor for CPR/First Aid should be current (within two years) with CPR/First Aid. Please let Shawn Ritchey Safety Training know if you are interested in the Instructor course and are not current on CPR/First Aid.
Do you offer refresher courses?
Shawn Ritchey Safety Training works very well with both first time CPR students and those with previous training. Refresher courses can be arranged for repeat clients after the initial training by Shawn Ritchey Safety Training. While adhering to international guidelines as well as OSHA/WISHA, some clients can choose to have a shorter “refresher” class after the initial training, while others have the training remain about the same length with different subjects being emphasized during the First Aid portion.
New for 2010, Shawn Ritchey Safety Training will now offer “CPR challenge” for organizations scheduling a CPR/First Aid or CPR/AED/First Aid class. Students can “challenge the CPR portion of the training by demonstrating competence in Adult, Child (and Infant if pertinent) CPR. This must be pre-arrange, and those challenging should arrive 30 minutes before scheduled training. Students must be no more than 1 month of current card expiration. No instruction, remedial training or major corrections will be provided. In the event the student shows competence in CPR they will be able to sit out the CPR portion of the training (approximately 2 hours of time). Contact us for further details of cost and overall length of training if interested.
Do you teach CPR for the Health care provider (HCP)?
Yes! – Shawn Ritchey Safety Training can provide certification for the HCP in either American Heart (AHA) or American Safety & Health (ASHI).
In addition, Shawn Ritchey Safety Training has specialized in tailoring CPR/FA for Licensed Massage Practitioners, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Chiropractors and more. Contact us to learn more of how we have specialized the training for your unique concerns.
What Does BLS mean?
Basic Life Support is a term used on two different levels.
1) With regard to Emergency Medical Service care, BLS signifies a level of pre-hospital care at the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification, as a posed to ALS for Advance Life Support signifying Paramedic (an up) level of certification.
2) With regard to Community or Workplace CPR/First Aid training, BLS is often used to suggest a “basic” level of training/knowledge often times with respect to basic First Aid.
What is an AED?
AED stands for automated external defibrillator. An AED is a small electronic portable device, which automatically diagnoses and treats life-threatening ventricular fibrillation or quivering of the heart. With the use of an AED, the heart is often able to re-establish a normal, effective heart rhythm. In our CPR/AED certification course you will be given hands-on time with an AED as well as site-specific scenarios for those who already have an AED. Learn, also, that an AED is NOT simply “jumper cables to a dead heart”!
What curriculum do you use?
We are certified as instructors and Train-the-trainers in EverSafe Driving by Evergreen Safety Council, and use it as the base for all Driver Awareness training. In addition, Shawn Ritchey Safety Training will utilize numerous other sources for tailored training that creates “Energized Education You’ll Remember”.
How long is the training?
The Defensive Driver Awareness courses can be tailored to best fit your organizational needs. Training can be set up in 1, 2, 3-4, or 6-8 hour sessions. Shawn Ritchey Safety Training has created a series of 6 one-hour sessions for such organizations like Service Master of Seattle to address a variety of specific and/or seasonal driving concerns.
Can I receive a discount from my insurance for the training?
Shawn Ritchey Safety Training does not assure discounts from Insurance Providers, but has regularly heard that Defensive Driver Awareness Training can lower points for businesses as well as give a discount for individuals who attend the training.
What is covered in the training?
Because our training can be tailored in length to best meet your organizational needs, a wide variety of subjects relating to Driver Awareness can be dealt with either in-depth or touched on in passing. But a running theme throughout most courses will be to have the students learn how they can either “gain” or “loose” a second or two when driving. This is because some research out of Europe suggests that if the driver had 1-2 more seconds before impact, up to 70% of vehicle crashes could be avoided. Below will also find an outlilne of the EverSafe Driving student book. Contact us if you need more specific detail subjects covered.
The EverSafe Driving Program was updated in January 2009. The new edition of the program covers the following topics:
Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics
The first section of the program presents general statistics and looks at the causes and costs to society and individuals when a motor vehicle crash occurs.
Getting Prepared: The Driver, The Vehicle and The Driving Environment
The second section of the program discusses how off-the-job activities can affect on-the-job driving.
Defensive Driving Techniques
The third section of the program is devoted to discussing defensive driving and the techniques that drivers can use to defend themselves against other drivers.
The Organization and Supervisor
The fourth section of the program stresses the effects that company policy and a supervisor’s words and actions can have on a driver’s behavior.
The final section of the program encourages organizations to inform employees about what to do at a crash scene or following a near miss.