Can you save a Life?
July 7, 2010 8:09am CST
Just read about this in the newspaper today and was wondering as they said more than half of us dont have a clue as toto do in an emergency even if simple first aid skills are all that are needed. Have you ever come across such a situation? Would you be able to forgive yourself if you ended up in a situation where you could have saved a life if only you had known what to do? I have decided today that I would make it a point to learn atleast giving first aid.
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7 Jul 10
I am also interested in first aid because I am the same afraid as you. But I've always failed in doing it without courage and perserverance. I don't have the approach and the energy, however, I know it's not a good excuse, so I hope I could make success after a year.
7 Jul 10
Oh yes ! in our school days I have learn't the first aid part of it and am well on that. But, if anything serious the only help is to take the person to a near by hospital. I m afraid to pull a person from waters where it needs a good skill for that to save life. I know swimming but am afraid.
7 Jul 10
Hmmm, that's a difficult situation to get into. Thank god, I haven't been put into that kind of situation. After reading your post, I'm actually thinking of learning basic first-aid procedures. It's gonna be helpful not just for others who I can possibly save, I could also use it for myself in case the people around me don't know what to do.
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7 Jul 10
I think I remember enough on how to give first aid to do so if necessary. I know that often if I am first at the scene of an accident, and this has happened a couple of times, that I do know that it is important to immobolize the person if there was a chance of head or neck injury. I once came up on a roll over on the interstate. The person was out walking around, kind of stumbling. It was me and one other person on scene before EMS showed up. I told the guy that he had to come sit down and let me hold his neck completely still until EMS workers showed. At first he resisited but then I was able to reason with him that if he didn't there was a posibility that he could do more damage. Once I got him to sit down he stated that his left arm was numb and when the EMS workers got there they immediately put a neck brace on him and strapped him on a backboard. They stated that what I had done was the right thing. As far as actual CPR, I have never had to preform that but I do remeber how.
8 Jul 10
I will try my best to save a life if I face these kinda circumstances. It is always good to save someone's life. Saving a life also gives a pleasure. Skills are needed but more intelligence can help better as it will help to rescue by using less physical effort and consume less time. Its also necessary to have a basic knowledge about first aid. Its mandatory. Happy myLotting!!!
7 Jul 10
a wonderful discussion actually...most of the mergency cases like accidents best thing is to call ambulance and since i dont know how exactly to do first aid i shall let ppl other ppl around to do and try not to mess up the situation with unnecessary interference..then best thing would be to have a person with o+ve blood group taken to hospital so that if blood bank doesnt have enough blood stocked he will be of great use...