As the world becomes more connected with the flick of a finger, more medical emergencies emerge. To achieve better outcomes, better training and coordination are indispensable. Find out how you can help save lives by learning the basics of life support and first aid.
Truth in Television
You probably have see many incidents that led to injuries, ranging from a child who had a simple fall with a minor fracture to a high pace heart attack on an old person playing golf. It is a race against time to save that person’s life.
In any case, you do not want to be the guy running around aimlessly, frantically looking for help and not knowing what to do in situations like these. What you do need to be is the main man or woman on the scene. You need to be a first aid responder. Nothing puts the situation in order than someone who knows what he or she is doing and directing the necessary actions to avert such dire consequences.
CPR and First Aid
Due to the disastrous loss of life that can happen at a moment’s notice, the Red Cross International and its partner institutions have dedicated themselves to providing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid courses to anyone willing to undergo training. Mass shooting incidents, terrorist bombings, sudden wild fires, animal bites or even just regular medical emergencies such as strokes and cardiac arrests happen when we least expect them. We need people to be prepared so that lifesaving first aid is given to minimise the damage and give the medical personnel enough time to do their job.
Awareness is key to anticipating the possibility that emergencies can happen. Once we acknowledge this fact, we have the desire to seek knowledge. Go to your local Red Cross Chapter and any of its endorsed or accredited local first aid training institutions. They will be more than willing to help you get the training you need to make the difference when lives are at stake.