Are you prepared for an Emergency?
I can save a life... ...can you?
Everyone should be able to provide
Basic First Aid in the event of an emergency. Most people will
eventually encounter an emergency situation involving themselves
or another person. A delay of as little as four minutes can mean
eminent death when a person's heart stops.
Therefore, how a bystander reacts can mean the difference
between life and death. While
Emergency Medical Services may not always be readily available or
able to respond as quickly as necessary, with very Basic First Aid
Training, anyone can save a life, including you!
Is Basic First Aid?
Basic First Aid is the immediate care
given to an injured or suddenly ill person. Basic First Aid does
not take the place of proper professional medical treatment. It consists only of temporary assistance until competent
medical care is obtained, or until the chance for recovery without
medical care is assured. In
some cases, the most important part of Basic First Aid is knowing
when (and whom) to notify in the event of an emergency. For minor
injuries or illness, Basic First Aid may serve as a means to
prevent further injury, infection, or other complications and may
help avoid a trip to the hospital emergency room!
When properly applied, Basic First Aid
can mean the difference between life and death, rapid recovery or
long hospitalization, temporary disability or permanent injury.
Basic First Aid is about more than just taking action to assist
others; it also includes the things that people can do to help
themselves. In some cases, knowing what to do is just as important
as knowing what not to do!
The ability to recognize a
serious medical emergency is as important as the knowledge of how
to react. Prompt recognition can and does save lives! So
Basic First Aid can mean many things, but most importantly it
means knowing not to panic in an emergency! PAB Basic First
Aid Training will provide you the necessary skills you’ll need
to recognize, react and respond properly, keeping a stressful
emergency situation under control and having confidence that you
can make a big difference in someone’s life.