Stepping up when the time comes…

November 5, 2009

Found a great quote from a certified EMT on the effect an emergency situation can have you you, and how taking a class doesn’t make you immune to the pressures of using those skills in a life-threatening situation.

It may seem obvious to call 911 for help, but I know a lot of people won’t think of it under pressure just based on what I’ve seen first hand. Taking a class is one thing – stepping up when the time comes (possibly with someone’s life in your hands) is entirely another. The first time you have to use those skills, even if it isn’t life-threatening, is scary! You’re trying to regurgitate an entire class’ worth of materials in 3.2 seconds in your brain, your hands are shaking, and you have some stranger [or friend/coworker] lying there. That is about as stressful as it gets…..

RForsythe (Responder/EMT) – Firehouse Forums

Have you been in an emergency firs aid situation? How did you feel and react? Leave comments below!

Let us help you be prepared for the unexpected. Take first aid and CPR emergency event coaching anywhere with your iPhone or iPod Touch with ResQr apps!