Saturday, October 04, 2008

The new first aid

So I took a First Aid class today. First training of that kind since, oh, 1990 when I thought I was going to be an EMT. And I must say, it's a lot different being on the "civilian" side of the class. The main difference is that in the "urban civillian" course (or whatever it was called), the main assumption is that professional help will arive in 10 to 15 minutes. In the EMT class, naturally, I was learning to be the professional help.

But those differences aside, it was a good class. And now if you drop from a heart attack or slice off a finger in front of me I'll have some idea of what to do, which is always a good thing!

1 comment:

Isaac said...

AccordingFIRST AID to the professionals in medicine, first aid which is the very first assistance offered to save a life, should be given until the casualty is placed in the careful hands of nurses and doctors to responsibly handle them.