Emergency Medical Response is an Essential Life Skill
Do you know what to do if one of your co-workers suddenly collapses? Do you know how to clear the airways of a friend if they suddenly can’t breathe? Do you know how to react if someone on the street is bleeding out, and how to do it while still keeping yourself safe? Do you know how to save a life?
An emergency medical situation could pop up at anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. It could happen to a close friend, a co-worker, an employee, your children, or someone you simply walk by in the middle of the street. When one does occur, knowing how to react could literally mean the difference between life and death. And not only do you need to know what to do, but how to do it quickly, correctly, and without putting yourself in danger.
What’s more, these life-saving skills are easy to learn in under a day. Our Emergency Medical Response course will provide the basics skills you need to help prevent a serious medical emergency. The course is specifically designed for emergency medical response in a workplace setting, and gives you the tools to keep someone alive until medics can arrive.
One of the basic skills for emergency medical response is cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This is a simple routine that can be used when someone has stopped breathing after a heart attack, drowning, or other emergency.
You’ll also learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED. An AEDS is a portable electronic device that can be used to electrically jump-start the heart of someone entering sudden cardiac arrest.
We’ll also provide training in basic first aid procedures, such as how to care for someone in shock, how to prevent bleeding using a tourniquet, how to make a splint and a sling for a broken bone, and how to perform the Heimlich manoeuver for choking victims.
Bloodborne Pathogen Training
In addition to these life-saving skills, our course also focuses on how to keep you safe while performing these procedures. When there’s a medical emergency, there’s no time to get someone’s full medical history, which may put you in danger. Serious diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C transmit through the blood. We’ll teach you about what the common routes of infection are, and strategies for avoiding these, as well as discussing sanitation during and after emergency procedures.