FMC presents accreditation to Kumler Collision staff

From: Lancaster Eagle Gazette

On June 28, Fairfield Medical Center presented Kumler Collision and Automotive with the first Heart Safe Business Accreditation in the nation.

The accreditation, which is a project of the Snider Community Heart Watch at FMC, is granted to businesses that meet specific criteria designed to ensure the safety of customers and staff who may suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

Kumler Collision met the four criteria necessary to achieve accreditation.

The criteria for the accreditation include:

•  All employees must receive a risk of sudden cardiac arrest self-assessment to attempt to identify people who may carry a higher risk of sudden cardiac arrest and to encourage people at risk to discuss their concerns with a physician.

•  100 percent of staff leadership must be trained in CPR, and at least 25 percent of the workforce also must complete training.

•  Automated External Defibrillators must be located throughout the building so that they are no farther than 90 seconds away from any location.

•  Leadership and employees must develop and conduct medical emergency drills at least once per quarter.

Drills include recognition of unresponsiveness, notification of EMS, implementation of CPR and utilization of an AED.

This accreditation is made possible by the Fairfield Medical Center Gordon B. Snider Cardiovascular Institute.