We just celebrated World First Aid Day this month. Yes, it’s one of our favorite holidays!! We wanted to share some important information with you about first aid. It isn’t about band-aids and Neosporin!!
WHY IS KNOWING FIRST AID IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE?
Having basic knowledge of first aid will allow you to provide immediate care to a family member, co-worker or stranger to prevent further injury and mitigate life-threatening conditions.
FIRST AID IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
Technology has brought basic first aid knowledge to the masses by putting it at our fingertips before and during a first aid emergency situation.
With a quick Internet search, you can access a variety of first aid digital resources to round out your hands-on training.
Have a tooth injury? Use your smartphone to look up what you need to do to save the tooth. Need to help an injured person with a strain or sprain? Quickly search whether you’re supposed to use heat or an ice pack for swelling and pain relief.
Free, readily available resources online can be used as a reference when responding to common injuries that don’t require additional medical help. But the importance of first aid training can’t be overlooked.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FIRST AID SKILLS TRAINING
Many medical emergencies require quick action from a trained bystander to save a person’s life.
For example, workplace accidents can quickly lead to shock if immediate steps aren’t taken to control severe bleeding. Alternatively, a severe allergic reaction can become deadly within minutes without treatment (e.g., epinephrine autoinjector).
Additionally, there might be times when Internet access is limited, such as during a natural disaster.
Therefore, you shouldn’t solely rely on finding and understanding the first aid resources you need in the chaos of the moment.
First aid certified people have the training to provide appropriate first aid care for everyday life, as well as during life-threatening situations where professional help from emergency services might be delayed.
Full CPR, AED and First Aid training gives students the knowledge and confidence to respond to a variety of medical emergencies. This includes:
- Sudden cardiac arrest
- Heart attack or stroke
- Choking relief
- Diabetic medical emergency
- Asthma attacks
- Eye injuries
- Heat and cold emergencies
CPR, AED and First Aid training courses teach simple techniques to provide medical assistance for adults, children and infants.
Staying Alive LLC is an HSI approved training center. Our classes fulfill all of the HSI requirements, as well as OSHA and other regulatory organizations and give students the knowledge and confidence to take action in an emergency.
When are the next classes?
10/16 CPR and First Aid Training 5:30pm – 9pm
10/21 CPR and First Aid Training 9am – 1pm
11/13 CPR and First Aid Training 5:30pm – 9pm
Some excellent websites for first aid information: