Be a Hero: Learn First Aid


In the past few weeks, we have talked about AED (Automated External Defibrillators). The Atlanta Red Cross Health and Safety department has informed you about what they are, questions about them, and what kind of training is needed with them. There is still one type of training that was not covered, which is First Aid.
First Aid training is offered by the Atlanta Red Cross and can be useful whenever someone is injured. The idea of this course is to teach the knowledge and skills necessary to give care in case of an emergency until medical personnel arrives. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Recognize and Respond to an emergency
  • Describe the difference between consent and applied consent
  • Minimize the risk of disease transmission
  • Check an unconscious and conscious person for life-threatening signals
  • Identify the signals of shock
  • Demonstrate how to control bleeding
  • Identify and care for a muscle, joint or bone injury
  • Identify and care for cold- and heat- related emergencies

Combined with the AED/CPR training, First Aid will increase your knowledge as a lay responder and be able save a life if you are called upon. The days and times for these classes can be found at the Atlanta Red Cross class schedule. To set up a free demonstration or get help in ordering an AED, please contact Allison McIntyre at 404-575-3079 or email her at amcintyre@arcatl.org.

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