For five years, CRC managed a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train over 1,600 employees a year in AED/CPR training. Training included Lay Responder AED/CPR Training, Healthcare Provider AED/CPR Training, Child/Infant AED/CPR Training and “Mock Drills.” The project required CRC to inspect and maintain 341 AEDs at the NIH Main Campus and Satellite Campuses, and two two spare AEDs reserved for incidental deployment. The AED technicians inspected the AEDs monthly. CRC’s staff was on-call (24 hours a day / 7 days a week) to provide maintenance services for the AEDs, as needed. CRC technicians replaced AEDs, batteries and accessories. We installed AED cabinets and placed stands, as needed. CRC also provided consultation on the most appropriate locations to place an AED.
The NIH has also procured CRC’s services to conduct heart saver outreach programs to encourage employees and contractors to volunteer as a Lay Responder. We have provided demonstrations, participated in exhibitions including NIH Safety Day and Health and Wellness Fair, developed website content explaining all aspects of the PAD Program, and designed marketing materials to promote the NIH PAD Program