Emergencies can happen at any time and to anyone. You may find yourself at the scene of an accident, cardiac arrest, overdose, or other life-threatening situation. But do you know what to do, or know how to help? With basic education, anyone can have the information they need to help save a life before first responders arrive.
Here are a few ways you can be proactive, so that you can be prepared for an emergency situation.
Emergency training courses are often offered through organizations like the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, and are designed to help community members become more confident effective in an emergency situation.
Training courses cover life-saving topics like:
Many training courses offer a combination of online and in-person learning so you can pick what best fits your schedule. Training typically takes a few hours to complete, depending on the amount of content that is covered, and whether the course is being taken for general education or certification purposes.
With many training courses canceled in effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and practice social distancing, there are still ways you can prepare so you know how to help during an emergency situation. Here are some helpful articles about how to help while practicing all state and local health and safety guidelines:
The first few minutes of an emergency often predict the outcome. By knowing how to respond, or what or do, you have the power to potentially save a life.