Do you know the ABCs?
Airway: If someone's airway is not open, they cannot breath, they will die within minutes.
Bleeding: If someone is hemorrhaging blood from a major artery, they will die within minutes.
Circulation: If someone's blood is not circulating properly, they will die within minutes.
If someone is hit by a car, cuts them self, trips and impales them self, or suffers some other trauma right in front of you, do you know what to do to keep that person alive until professional emergency medical responders can arrive?
What you do in the first few seconds after the incident could mean the difference between life and death in a trauma.
Join us on Sunday, December 18th at Ramona Hall from 3pm to 7pm.
This will be a free, hands-on, instructor lead class, teaching everyone:
- How to do proper head-to-toe assessments.
- Checking for and opening a person's airway.
- Quickly determining how severely someone is bleeding and when and how to use a pressure bandage or a tourniquet if direct pressure is not enough to stop the bleeding.
- How to keep someone alive who has lost a lot of blood and has gone into shock until a rescue ambulance can arrive to transport them to a hospital.
This class is open anyone 13 and older who has taken a First-Aid/CPR/AED and to all CERT graduates.