Keeping it Sanitary in CPR Classes

CPR classes can be transformative. With an eager audience and passionate, purposeful instructor, a CPR course can eventually help save lives. The class can be fun, fascinating, inspiring, enlightening & informative, all at once. And also unsanitary.ID-100182049

Wow, that was kind of a downer! But CPR classes do present some unique challenges, in terms of maintaining a sterile & clean setting. For each high-level concept, there’s also a high chance of transmitting germs and disease.

However, there are a few things a CPR instructor can do to keep the classroom as sanitary as possible. The trick is to make the environment clean, without spending endless hours in preparation. A CPR class doesn’t have to mimic a hospital or even a manufacturing “clean room,” where workers wear shoe coverings, jackets, mouth protectors and goggles. There’s a simpler way to keep a CPR class sanitary, and it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1) Have everybody wash their hands prior to doing any work with the manikin. Disease and germs are easily transmitted by hands, and this will eliminate pesky bacteria right off that bat.

2) Provide hand sanitizers (pumps, wall units, etc.) in your classroom. Aside from the old-fashioned soap and warm water, these can kill up to 99% of germs and bacteria.

3) Use a CPR valve and mask. A valve is simple, disposable and also prevents backflow. An effective CPR mask is also useful, especially when used in tandem with a valve.

Beyond these steps, it helps to regularly clean your classroom. Again, it doesn’t have to be clinical or hospital-clean, but reasonable enough to tell your students, “I feel pretty comfortable learning CPR in this area.”

Keeping a CPR training area sterile can be a challenge. That’s why is a smart & affordable solution for your training needs. If you run a CPR instruction business or are involved with extensive training (on-site or in the office), our valves give you superior one-way directional air flow and a high-quality, durable design. Our excellent prices are also attractive. We handle small firms and large businesses, and we’ll be able to help you as well.

Ask a question or drop us a line on our contact page. You can also reach us by calling (888) CPR-6622. We’d love to help your CPR training requirements in any way possible. Thanks for reading our blog!

Last modified on Thursday, 27 March 2014
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