Posted: 14 Dec '17 7:00pm

How a First Aid Training Course Can Help You Save a Life at Work

First Aid Training Courses

Have you ever thought about what could happen if a friend or loved one had an accident or health-related incident? Would you be able to help them? To prepare yourself for the unthinkable, enroll in MI Safety's two-day First Aid Training Course in Edmonton.

Reduce Trips to the Emergency Room

Did know that one-quarter of visits to emergency rooms and departments could have been avoided if someone at the scene had administered first aid? More often than not, visits to the emergency room are often avoidable if individuals are educated and do not panic in an emergency. For example, a cut on the top of the head can cause what looks like a dangerous amount of bleeding - however, the unusual amount of bleeding is due to blood vessels on the head being close to the skin's surface and is usually not threatening. An individual who has taken a First Aid Training Course will be trained to stay calm, access the extent of the injury, and applying pressure that will solve the bleeding quickly.

While this is just one example, it's easy to see how many not trained in first aid would panic at the sight of so much blood and rush to the hospital. While first aid is typically thought of in the context of saving lives, it's important to note that it can also help individuals stay calm and deal with the issue and save themselves a visit to the emergency room.

First Aid Training Course: Preventing Escalation at a Scene

In the event of a medical emergency, you'll often have a few minutes before first responders arrive. In many cases, this time is extremely valuable, as your first aid training course will allow you to keep the patient stable before help arrives and may be the difference between life and death.

What You'll Learn in the Course

MI Safety's comprehensive first aid training course offers a combination of hands-on learning and theory. A first aid course is mandatory for most occupational settings, and our course covers the following topics:

  • Preparing to respond and barriers to Action
  • Disease Prevention, and personal protective equipment
  • Emergency Scene Management
  • First Aid ABCs
  • CPR and AEDs
  • Breathing and Cardiac Emergencies
  • Primary and Secondary Survey
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Bone Injuries
  • First, second and third-degree burns
  • Inhaled, injected, ingested and absorbed poisons

Unfortunately, accidents and medical emergencies occur whether you're prepared or not. When you sign up for a First Aid Training Course with MI Safety, you're signing up for more than a two-day course. For more information on standard first aid, emergency first aid, and how to best prepare yourself for life's unpredictable situations, contact MI Safety today.

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