The Wake Forest University Department of Environmental, Health and Safety is charged with assuring the University is in compliance with all pertinent laws administered by over a half a dozen governmental regulatory agencies, and with the oversight of programs designed to protect the environment and the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.
Wake Forest University is a member of the Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA).
CPR/AED Awareness Week, June 1-7
CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating.
In one year alone, 436,000 American die from a cardiac arrest. Globally, cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined.
Source: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality (PDF) >
More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year. About 9 in 19 people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital die. But CPR can help improve those odds. CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Out-of Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) most often occurs in homes/residences (73.4%), followed by public settings (16.3%), and nursing homes (10.3%). If performed immediately, CPR can double or triple the chance of survival from an OHCA.
You don’t need a special certification or formal training to perform CPR, but you do need education. If cardiac arrest happens to someone near you, don’t be afraid—just be prepared!
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Phone: 336.758.EHAS (3427)
Office Location: The EHS building is in the Facilities Compound on Wingate Road. It is the last building on the left up from Fleet Services, next door to Landscaping.