- You are sitting at the dinner table and great aunt Sicily suddenly loses consciousness.
- You are in a restaurant and a small child starts to cough, their mom and dad jump up yelling their baby is choking.
- You come across a bicycle vs. car accident.
- You were talking to your friend while making dinner and suddenly that blood you see on your knife doesn’t belong to the steak you were trimming.
Would you know what to do in each of these scenarios? If the answer to that questions is no, you have some education to get.
There are many places who offer emergency medical education, often at no cost. Check out the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, your local YMCA and YWCA, community colleges and universities, libraries, and local government programs. If they do not have the class you are looking for (think CPR, AED, first aid), ask them about scheduling one.
Knowing what to do in a medical emergency could save someone’s life, maybe even your own.