What happens in Las Vegas does not always stay in Las Vegas! Cascade Training grabbed the opportunity to train over eighty people in hands-only CPR in Las Vegas! We are so excited about this training we are telling everyone we know, because there are eighty more people in the United States that know how to save a life!
Cascade Training was invited by Sephora to educate and train their loss prevention specialists from all over the country. Jason Price, the Vice President of Operations for Cascade Training gave a fun and educational one hour presentation on bleeding control, active shooter incidents and the importance of high-quality CPR. The presentation was followed by a hands-only CPR competition that started with eight teams of ten, and concentrated on participants delivering quality compressions.
The quality of compressions were monitored by Cascade Training staff that represented each region of our company: Josh Adams, Director of Operations for the Oregon Region; Travis Pittman, Operations Manager for the Washington Region, Jason Price, Corporate VP of Operations; and Lori Gallian, Director of Operations for the Roseville/Sacramento CA region. In addition, Tara Valle the Administrative Assistant for Jason Price, and Bre Robinson the Program Coordinator for Roseville/Sacramento region were on hand to facilitate the presentation and competition.
Each person in the team of ten had to complete 60 quality compressions before the next person in their team could start. The winning team was the one who could have every member complete 60 quality compressions at an appropriate rate in the fastest time. One practice round was allowed, and as the practice wore on it became clear that the competition would be taken very seriously. Once we announced Cascade had brought Vegas-appropriate prize bags, teams began plotting their moves to maximize efficiency in switching compressors.
Ultimately, the competition wound down to two teams who competed head-to-head while the remainder of the teams cheered for their favorite.
Each person in the room performed at least 60 compressions, and the winning teams performed at least 180 compressions. The winning team took the swag and bragging rights, but ultimately the winner was Sephora. Sephora made the effort to make sure their employees who are charged with store safety were trained to perform CPR. Thanks to the training partnership between Sephora and Cascade Training, what was started in Vegas will leave Vegas and make a difference in Sephora as well as the community.