I got to thinking after the fireworks ended yesterday that if something happened to someone during them, I wouldn’t know what to do in an emergency. I wondered if I would even be able to be of any help to someone. So, I went looking for help. I searched for something that could teach me how to deal with an emergency.
Thankfully, I found it. A whole section of a Web site is dedicated to dealing with emergencies. Now, there is a lot going happening on this page, so focus on the center column and the topic navigation, which is on the left hand side of the page under the heading of “Dealing with Emergencies.”
The column in the center provides information on how to deal with some specific emergencies, like: Bleeding, Chest Pains, Choking, Head Injuries, Heart Attack and Poisoning, just to name a few. Follow the links to find out more about how to deal with those specific emergencies.
Underneath those, you will find some general tips that are also very helpful. For example, taking a deep breath or checking for danger. You’ll definitely want to read up on those as well.
From the side menu we talked about earlier, under the “Dealing with Emergencies” heading, you will find sections on Legal Protection, Rescue Breathing and CPR, as well as, Related Information.
Legal Protection – Did you know that most states have a Good Samaritan law? It’s a good idea to find out if yours is one of them. Learn more about it here.
Rescue Breathing and CPR – Learn all about the latest guidelines for performing these life saving techniques. You’ll find instructions, as well as, diagrams here.
Related Information – This section provides you with more information on some of the topics covered in previous sections.
I hope you will all take the opportunity to make yourself familiar with what to do in an emergency situation, just like I have. Stay safe!