This blog will provide a brief overview of common topics, so you will know what to expect when your CPR/First Response course begins. CPR skills can be learned depending on which course is taken. First Aid is a course that covers common scenarios like bleeding, poisoning and shock.
We’ll discuss it in greater detail. In a nutshell: You’ll leave your CPR/First Aid classes with all the knowledge, skills and confidence that you need to save a person’s life.
Once you’ve mastered the basics of CPR/First Aid, you’ll be able to learn the specific skills required for each.
CPR with rescue breathing, CPR one-person, CPR with two rescuers, Hands-Only CPR, CPR in a team of 2, and how an AED can shock you. CPR will be taught to adults, children and infants. CPR course that only teaches CPR may be for children and adults. Sign up for the course which is best for you.
First Aid will teach you how to control bleeding and how to react to injuries to the head, neck and back. It also teaches you how best to treat severe pain or discomfort in the chest, as well as how to handle environmental emergencies like heat stroke and hypothermia.
First Aid Practice
Although online, classroom and textbook learning can be great, nothing beats hands-on training for enhancing your education. CPR training can include rescue breathing, AED, and working in a 2 rescuer team.
Your instructor can also review your First Aid training and walk you through all the steps you have learned about controlling bleeding, Epipen use, patient assessment, and other First Aid topics.
Why Basic First Aid Knowledge Matters?
First Aid Saves Lives
Millions of people get hurt or die each year as a result of inadequate treatment or insufficient time. A bystander’s willingness and ability to help make a big difference in the survival rate of victims. Anyone who can offer basic lifesaving assistance to victims during an ambulance ride will double the chance of them surviving.
First-Aid Relief For Pain
It is crucial to treat pain as soon as possible since the pain can alter blood pressure, breathing, pulse and other physiological parameters. Simple treatments such as a quick rub or an application of ice can ease the pain.
First Aid Makes You Feel Confident
Training in first aid can help reduce fear and anxiety about helping other victims during emergencies. Highly trained people will be more than willing and able to provide immediate aid to victims.
First Aid Increases Safety
First assistance training will automate the safety guard that keeps you away from danger. The training equips everyone with the ability to quickly assess the situation, respond appropriately and ensure safety in their own homes, workplaces, and communities.
Prevents The Situation Getting Worse
Knowing how to manage critical situations can prevent problems from spiralling out of control. Temporary and immediate treatment can prevent the victim’s health from getting worse.