Jim White Honda in Maumee is making sure its employees are prepared for emergencies after sales consultant Shane Shohed suffered a cardiac arrest at work.
Maumee, Ohio — Shayne Shoched, a sales consultant for Jim White Honda in Maumee, suffered a cardiac arrest while at work on April 5, 2022. At the time, none of his colleagues or clients were able to perform CPR on him. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were also unavailable.
“I got down to business, but it quickly went downhill,” Shoched said. “I went outside to get some fresh air and noticed I was feeling unwell. When I got back inside I was told I had plenty of time to grab my chest and call for help, so I went downstairs. I was
Shoched told WTOL 11 that police and an AED saved his life. Now, Jim White Honda is making sure everyone knows what to do if it recurs.
“It’s a big deal,” said colleague and new-car sales manager Derek Becker. “I think everyone should be CPR certified and trained in first aid and how to use his AED and how to use the machine.I was shocked at how easy it was to use the machine. They walk me through the process step by step.”
Jim White-Honda employees say they’ve learned that the point of CPR is to keep blood flowing and begin other life-saving measures until doctors arrive.
Many people say they wish they had learned sooner.
Our current goal for dealers is to continue training opportunities like this to help everyone stay up to date with their certifications.
Jim White Honda also has two AEDs for future emergencies.
https://www.wtol.com/article/news/local/jim-white-honda-cpr-aed-use/512-c8d0e38c-6e97-4845-8b32-e3b9ea6fddd7 Jim White Honda trains employees in CPR and AED usage