Employees Participate in CPR/Defibrillator Training

On Tuesday, Brownstone Insurance and Murphy & Jordan Insurance employees spent the afternoon completing CPR and defibrillator training. The office also invested in a defibrillator to keep handy in case of emergencies.

Jack Smith, an experience firefighter from the town of Scituate trained the employees first how to recognize the signs of distress and then how to determine the best course of action.

Jack began by teaching employees the heimlich maneuver -- a great skill to know in case someone in your presence is choking.

He then described the biology of a heart attack and how life-saving methods have changed throughout the years.

Jack shows employees the proper arm placement for the heimlich maneuver with Brownstone employee, Melissa Greene.

Jack shows employees the proper arm placement for the heimlich maneuver with Brownstone employee, Melissa Greene.

Employees "practice" the heimlich maneuver on each other.

Employees "practice" the heimlich maneuver on each other.

"They used to want you to count one, one thousand, two, one thousand, during CPR," explained Jack. "But now doctors have determined that a regular, quick rhythm with no hesitations while performing CPR is the best method."

Employees spent just over 2 hours completing the training, during which they learned proper techniques for CPR and how to operate the defibrillator. Employees were rewarded with their CPR and AED certification.

Recognizing the signs of distress is important!  

Recognizing the signs of distress is important!

 

Jack demonstrates proper CPR technique.

Jack demonstrates proper CPR technique.