Personnel at my gym are required to be certified as with CPR and the automated defibrillator.
Man, things have changed since I took this course when I was 14 or so. The AED was not a common piece of first aid equipment and the CPR procedure has changed quite a bit. Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, ferinstance, you were supposed to do 4 compressions to 2 breaths. The ratio is now 30 to 2 on adults.
The equipment is different, too. Does anyone remember those Annie dolls? Creepy as they are, you now practice on a bald torso, which is creepier and use a mask. I was an idiot and forgot to buy myself the glove and mask kit I’m suppose to carry now. I wasn’t told going in, but if you take the course, you’re suppose to render aid if needed, even when you’re not on the job. I mean, God, who wouldn’t! But they make a big deal of that now.
Glad to have the info, of course, but golly I hope I’ll never need it.
I have to say I don’t much like the dolls they have now, as they don’t have a feedback mechanism to make sure you’ve got the respiration right. The old Annie dolls did. I can only suppose they’re ruinously expensive.