3HR CPR & Stop The Bleeding
We hosted our City’s first community outreach training successfully on Saturday, April 28, 2018. We had a session in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
Rockwall County EMS presented an outstanding presentation and demonstration on how anyone can save a life.
As a mom of 18 month twin girls and a toddler I get faced with all sorts of challenges. I have been fortunate and blessed that I have been able to remedy some things on my own. So taking this training only empowered me more. I want to encourage you to consider taking this training. Even if you are a stay-at-home-mom you can benefit from this as well as the entire family. If you are a part of a neighborhood watch program please consider taking this course.
With this training you are able to increase the chance of life. You will learn hand to hand compression to the beat of Staying of Alive. You will learn practical ways to stop the bleeding.
Things that I didn’t really think about was this fact about our dispatchers. They have an incredible importance. Dispatchers are the ones who indicate a go head when law enforcement has addressed and eliminated a threat on a scene. What I didn’t know is the procedure that if there was a shooting for example on a campus. Medical rescue teams or EMS would have to receive the all clear before they are allowed to go in to assist victims. So if there was anyone that was hurt, such as from a bullet wound…they would have to wait for professional medical assistance until it is safe for them to go in. We learned that within 3 minutes a person can bleed out. So I want to stress the importance of being able to assist someone is valuable, especially when you are awaiting for help to arrive.
RC-EMS presenters, Russ Rahimzadeh and Zack Yates shared the value in knowing these steps to better equip us until medical professional help arrives. This type of training can truly prepare us for work related injuries, home injuries, motor vehicle accidents, bombings, shootings and similar type of emergencies.
Of course, I didn’t give away everything that you will experience or learn. This is something that we will make a point to incorporate for our community programs with our new Fire Rescue Department.
Thank you Rockwall County EMS and especially our trainers!