Do you know first aid?

@Madshadi (4684)
Brussels, Belgium
December 7, 2017 3:32am CST
I have to follow first aid seminar every year. But that is logical since I work as a swimming instructor. Before fist aid courses and seminars were limited to people who work in swimming pools and dangerous jobs like constructions. Now I see more people from all work fields joining. It's a good thing because accidents can happen in offices too. And knowing the basics could helps save many lives. Do you know first aid?
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@maezee (27784)
• United States
7 Dec
I have only taken Cpr courses but not first aid. I do hope to get my EMT certification at some point
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@Madshadi (4684)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
Hopefully. But knowing cpr is a great advantage
@hereandthere (24114)
• Philippines
7 Dec
have you had any emergencies so far?
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@Madshadi (4684)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
Many. But only twice in my life I had to perform CPR to people who didn't have pulse.
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• Philippines
7 Dec
@Madshadi oh, wow. i would probably freeze or panic in such a situation.
@Madshadi (4684)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
@hereandthere the first time I almost freezed. I didn't know how to proceed. My brain just blocked on me. I had an experienced colleague who helped me through it. The second time I was alone and all went well.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
I've done several first aid courses but it was a long time ago. I think it is good that these courses are run.
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@Madshadi (4684)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
The first aid procedure keeps changing. You'd probably be surprised how different the instructions are now.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
@Madshadi It would be good for us to do a refresher.
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@ilocosboy (33267)
• Philippines
7 Dec
I think I know a little bit especially to wounds
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@Madshadi (4684)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
That's good. Do you have a kit at home?
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@ilocosboy (33267)
• Philippines
7 Dec
Some basic medicines, yeah
@shubhu3 (13572)
• New Delhi, India
7 Dec
Yeah I know it. I don't carry the entire kit yet yeah some important things I do carry when I have to travel far away.
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@Madshadi (4684)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
That's smart. I carry it too not just for me. But for others if they need.
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@shubhu3 (13572)
• New Delhi, India
7 Dec
@Madshadi I agree.
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@yanzalong (8759)
• Indonesia
7 Dec
It's very important to follow it. At least you will learn what first to be done in emergency.
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@Madshadi (4684)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
And you never know when you would need it
@rina110383 (23095)
7 Dec
I've seen the kit but I don't know how to apply or provide first aid during emergency situations.
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@Madshadi (4684)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Dec
I hope you will never be in an emergency situation
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• United States
8 Dec
I wish I had taken a course. When my kids were little, I would read our large emergency book quite often, just in case. I wish they taught this in schools.