In a world in which public resources like roads, commercial buildings, and parks are shared, …
Would you in a matter of seconds recognize the signs that someone you know or a stranger is in medical danger?
While some scenarios can be rather obvious, some are not as easy to spot.
Either way; having some training could mean the difference between life and death.
With that in mind, will you be there to help someone? If you are, you could end up saving their life. In the process, you will feel even better about how you were able to make a difference in someone’s life.
Do Your Research and Get Ready to Help
With when you may have to help one in a medical emergency, first research some possible scenarios.
As an example, what if you came across someone exhibiting chest pains in the workplace or a crowded public venue?
Your first inclination may be severe heartburn or something related to that problem. But, it could be the early signs of a heart attack.
If you live in California, having California CPR certification could prove instrumental. Even if you are living or working in another state, being CPR certified is important.
In another case, what if you came across a vehicle accident or some other mishap and serious injuries? Could you be set to help in a matter of seconds?
You would want to assess the scene and see how best to render help without putting the person in further danger. For instance, it is always best not to move someone unless necessary. Moving them could further their injuries, especially the neck and head. That said you would want to get the person away from what could be a burning vehicle etc.
To make you better equipped to handle these or other such examples, go online and research.
From CPR certification to treating someone in a serious accident or fire, know what you may be up against.
Medical Problems Can Occur Right in Your Own Home
Your need to help someone could occur right under your own roof.
As an example, you find your child having trouble breathing after trying to swallow some food.
Often, they could be choking on something they ate. Without enough air to the brain, they could be in quite a lot of peril in a very short time. My knowing how to do the Heimlich maneuver, you could very well end up saving their life.
Another example would be if your young child comes across bleach in the home and drinks a portion.
Even though you should be keeping such products out of reach, kids can find stuff. Once your child has drank some of the product, would you know what to do before getting them to a medical facility?
By learning about emergencies, you will be better prepared should they occur.
Although you hope to never have to see a medical emergency, you have no guarantee it will not happen.
As such, do your best to help others when time is of the essence.