Save A Life CPR COVID-19 Policy
Save A Life CPR COVID-19 Policy
We at Save A Life CPR recognize the uncertainty some may be experiencing in deciding whether or not to attend a group function such as a CPR and First Aid course. Some of our students require a certification for employment purposes and may find themselves attempting to balance these work requirements with their own personal safety. We find ourselves in the position of continuing to provide our services while doing everything we can to minimize risk to our clients, instructors, and staff.
We’d like to share some of the things we are doing to best serve our students, care for our staff, and at the same time be responsible members of our community.
- We strongly encourage students to sign up for our hybrid online courses to help limit your exposure to others. The eCard you receive from an online course is the same eCard you would get from an in-office course. With the online courses, you’ll complete the classroom portion of the course at home at your own pace. The hands on skills check at our office takes only 15 to 30 minutes to complete. This is your best method of attaining your CPR certification with the least exposure to others. Please click here to register for one of our online courses.
- We strongly encourage those over 60, and those with underlying medical conditions not to attend training at this time. If you need your CPR card for work, ask your employer for an extension.
- Social distancing recommendations (i.e., limiting contact of people within 6 feet from each other for 10 minutes or longer) will be met for all of our classes.
- We always provide hand sanitizer for our students and utilize sanitizing spray and wipes to keep our stations and training equipment clean and safe for our students. Students receive a personal disposable one-way valve for use with face masks and our mannequin’s lungs are replaced after each use.
- 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 are making changes to our CPR and First Aid programs to minimize risk; this includes keeping class size to 9 students or less, and modifying skills practice during class so that student contact is almost eliminated. Students who do not feel comfortable breathing into the practice manikins during “mouth to mouth” portion of the class are excused from this requirement; we will not require it in order to pass any skills tests at this time (plastic face shields are provided for those who wish to practice).
- Additionally, if anyone wants to transfer their enrollment at anytime, even 24 hours before class, we will gladly move you to a class date in the future, or, our “limbo list” if you do not have a date in mind to transfer to.
We expect that guidance from federal, state and local agencies may quickly change over the approaching months. We will continue to monitor closely and be flexible in adjusting our operations to prioritize the health and safety of our students and our staff.
We realize that you have many choices when it comes to where to obtain your training. Thank you for choosing Save A Life CPR and for being a responsible part of your community.