Why First Aid Training Matters

Sooner or later, you’ll find yourself in an emergency situation. It might not happen often enough. But the few times it does, you’ll probably wish you knew how to perform whatever lifesaving technique that’s possible out there in order to help, in order to save a life. Here are a few more reasons why first aid training matters:

  • It only takes a few minutes

When cardiac arrest happens, blood and oxygen supply is cut off to the brain and heart. If you’ve ever watched a medical drama on TV unfold, you know clots and all sorts of bad things could happen the minute blood and oxygen flow to the heart and brain stops. That’s where lifesaving measures come in. By knowing CPR, you can keep the heart pumping for a few minutes longer.

  • You minimize damage

It takes about 6 minutes for the brain to die once the oxygen flow stops. But with lifesaving techniques, you can keep oxygen flow steady. Those minutes matter. Fast-response time can help you keep the victim’s brain from dying.

  • Improve victim chances

By using lifesaving techniques in minutes, you improve the odds dramatically, allowing victims to recover faster and with fewer complications.

Types of First Aid Training

There are plenty of first aid training courses you could go for.

Fire protection: Know what to do in case you find yourself in a building that’s on fire. Knowledge can ease the fear and help you keep a calm head during a crisis. That’s not only going to help everyone around you, it can keep panic levels down long enough for you and everybody else to get out of the building and into safety. For more details, ask us.

Wilderness First aid: If you plan to hike, cross country ski or any other activity where a trip to the ER isn’t going to be likely, at least not for a few hours, then it’s only smart and practical to get train on how to survive and deal with emergency situations. That way, if something happens, you’ll be ready.