Premier Aquatic Services Receives Updated Red Cross Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines

By January 27, 2016Blog


The American Red Cross is one of the leading organizations for providing best practices for Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and first aid administration. The staff at Premier Aquatic Services uses these guidelines as the basis for our health and safety trainings.

Every five years, the Red Cross reevaluates their guidelines for administering first aid. They join with an array of national and international health organizations to review 22 separate first aid questions and analyze the science behind each one. Together, they reach a consensus about the best ways to treat emergency events. These recommendations are then recognized as the basis for most first aid training around the world.

This year, they have jointly announced their updated curriculum with the American Heart Association. An in-depth look at these updates will be arriving at Premier Aquatic Services on January 31, 2016.

Among the most noteworthy updates to the recommendations are:

  • Treatment of bleeding
  • Recognition of a stroke
  • Recovery position
  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • Treatment of hypoglycemia in diabetics.

At Premier Aquatic Services, we understand our essential role in the safety of all of our clients. Each of our swim instructors and lifeguards undergo continual training to ensure their skills are sharp and in line with the latest scientific research. Our clients put their trust in us, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. Therefore, beginning January 31, 2016, our instructors and lifeguards will undergo significant trainings based upon these on the new guidelines.

Where To Learn First Aid and CPR?

With the release of the latest changes to the American Red Cross ECC and First Aid Guidelines, Premier Aquatic Services will be updating the curriculum we cover in our first aid programs. At Premier, we believe in preparing all of our clients with the best lifesaving skills possible. From child swim lessons to American Red Cross CPR Certification, we provide training all year long.

We know how important it is for you and your family to know what to do in the event of an emergency. While younger children should be taught how to call for help, older children can enroll in CPR classes alongside their parents. Click here to learn more or enroll in CPR and First Aid classes today!

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