Skills That Can Save Lives

June is National Safety Month. Everyone appreciates a cool head in an emergency. The person who immediately calls 911, who keeps people from panicking, or is able to apply first aid skills when needed is indispensable. Are you prepared to respond when unexpected accidents occur? Do you know the difference between infant CPR and adult CPR? Would you be able to assist in a crisis? 

First Aid is medical care by non-professionals who help the injured/ill party until professionals arrive. According to the Red Cross, First Aid Training is useful in assisting with the following conditions:

  • Asthma emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Heart Attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head and spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

These are useful skills for every adult to have. Whether you work with children, care for the elderly or are simply out and about where accidents could occur, you could save a life. This type of training could also be beneficial to the youth in your life.

We all hope that these sorts of incidences won't occur, but if they do, preparation is key! Check your local hospital for first aid classes, or  find a class online or nearby through the Red Cross.

 

 

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