Training in CPR and first aid
One in every 15 employees or at least two people within each workplace (department or equivalent) at the University are to be trained in first aid, including training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Staff members who have completed training in CPR and first aid are advised to complete the shorter refresher training each year, in accordance with the Swedish Resuscitation Council’s guidelines. If training was completed more than three years ago, you must complete the full course again.
The Occupational Health Service provides training in CPR and first aid, as well as refresher training.
The decision on training in first aid can be found in Rules and regulations.
Heart-safe zone and defibrillators
In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, time is crucial. Once you have called 112, it can take several minutes before an ambulance is on site. Therefore, it is always important to call and immediately begin performing CPR.
Every workplace within the University is to be part of a heart-safe zone, which means that:
- there are procedures and preparedness for handling a cardiac arrest and calling 112
- there is competency in CPR, both with and without a defibrillator, so that help can begin immediately
- all staff members know who has been trained in CPR
- all staff members know where the defibrillators are
- treatment with a defibrillator can begin within three minutes
- the defibrillator should be registered in the national defibrillator registry
A defibrillator is self-explanatory, but should be seen as a complement to CPR which must always be performed in the event of a cardiac arrest.
The decision on defibrillators can be found in Rules and regulations.
In case of an emergency, always call 112!
If you are calling via your office landline, dial 0-112.
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