New CPR & ANSI Guidelines Create Shortage of CPR Masks
SAN DIEGO, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- National CPR Training Company, American CPR Training™ has had to double its CPR Keychain production in response to overwhelming new demand. "Many of our customers and instructors were holding off on purchasing CPR masks and keychains," explains American CPR's Melissa Estrada, "as they were concerned that the new CPR guidelines would change to strictly 'compression only' CPR." This was not the case, and CPR guidelines still call for mouth to mouth resuscitation – which of course creates infection risk for the rescuer if not properly protected.
In addition to an influx of orders from government, corporate and instructor clientele realizing that CPR barriers were still a necessity, ANSI (the American National Standards Institute) added additional demand by releasing their new First Aid Requirements which now call for breathing barriers in all business first aid kits. "Because of the new ANSI Standards release (which effectively changes OSHA Regulations for workplace first aid kits as well), our product customers and resellers have doubled their orders for our CPR Keychain masks," notes Estrada. "So as a result, we've had to dramatically expand production on our 911CPR Backpack Key Chain masks and our economy mini CPR keychains to keep up with this mushrooming volume."
About American CPR Training™
American CPR is the only National CPR and First Aid Training group centrally managed whereby clients can schedule their training classes at locations anywhere in the US, Canada, and Mexico through a single point of contact. In addition to their ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™ CPR, First Aid and Safety training programs, American CPR produces millions of CPR and First Aid items each year including the wildly popular 911CPR backpack key chains and the nationwide best-seller M-CPR mini CPR keychain which they offer through direct online sales as well as private labeled for such First Aid giants as Cintas and First-Aid-Store.com.
About OSHA Regulations and ANSI Requirements for First Aid Kits
OSHA regulations regarding first aid kits are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations under section 29 CFR 1910.151 and in Appendix A which references ANSI as the originator of first aid kit specifications and minimum contents requirements.
Fred Andrews, Media Relations
Express Companies, Inc.
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SOURCE American CPR Training