top of page

Mon, Oct 23

|

Pocatello

Critical everyday first aid skills

A critical first aid skills class is a comprehensive training program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate medical assistance in emergency situations.

Registration is closed
See other events
Critical everyday first aid skills
Critical everyday first aid skills

Time & Location

Oct 23, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pocatello, 7804 W Katsilometes Rd, Pocatello, ID 83204, USA

Guests

About the event

A critical first aid skills class is a comprehensive training program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate medical assistance in emergency situations. 

  1. Introduction to First Aid: The class typically starts with an overview of the importance of first aid and its role in saving lives. Instructors may discuss the legal and ethical aspects of providing first aid and the Good Samaritan laws that protect individuals who offer assistance in good faith.
  2. Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS training is a fundamental component of critical first aid skills. Participants learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on adults, children, and infants. They also practice using automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help someone in cardiac arrest.
  3. Assessment and Triage: Participants learn how to assess the scene of an emergency, prioritize care, and perform a quick initial assessment of an injured or ill person. They are taught to identify life-threatening conditions and decide on appropriate actions.
  4. Bleeding Control: Managing bleeding is a critical skill in first aid. Students learn how to apply pressure, use tourniquets (when necessary), and dress wounds to control bleeding effectively.
  5. Treatment of Shock: Participants are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of shock and how to administer basic care to stabilize a person in shock.
  6. Fracture and Splinting: Understanding how to recognize and stabilize fractures is crucial. Students are taught how to immobilize and splint broken bones to prevent further injury.
  7. Choking Response: Participants learn how to recognize and respond to choking emergencies in adults, children, and infants. This involves the Heimlich maneuver or back blows and chest thrusts for infants.
  8. Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis: Training includes recognizing allergic reactions and how to use epinephrine auto-injectors in cases of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis).
  9. Medical Emergencies: Students are educated about common medical emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, seizures, and diabetic emergencies. They learn how to recognize these conditions and provide initial care.
  10. Environmental Emergencies: This section covers heat-related illnesses, hypothermia, and frostbite, teaching students how to prevent and manage these conditions.

Share this event

bottom of page