With rapid globalization, distances are shrinking, and people are traveling more. Even the world you live in is becoming increasingly unreliable for various reasons. Terrorist incidents have become more frequent, and natural disasters have become more frequent.
Therefore, humanity needs to prepare for emergencies like never before.
The moment you step outside the comfort of your home, you are putting yourself in danger or witnessing someone in an emergency. Not only outside your home but even inside your home, people can experience cardiac arrest, and you can help them if you are properly trained.
While traveling, you may become ill, become a victim of a violent crime, have an accident, become a victim of a natural disaster such as a tsunami or an earthquake, become a victim of a terrorism-related incident, or be exposed to an outbreak of any epidemic. In all these situations, you will need the help of a bystander trained in first aid until an ambulance arrives.
In a medical emergency, proactive intervention can mean the difference between life and death, even for someone with basic first aid knowledge. A person who can follow the advice given over the phone can save a life. The critical period between the onset of a medical emergency and the medical team’s arrival at the scene is important. The first responder fills this gap to keep the victim alive.
Thus, in this complex world, where human lives are increasingly exposed to dangerous situations, members of society must be trained in first aid to save the lives of people in danger. Here are a few ways most community members can get first aid training.
- In the past, first aid training was provided primarily through organizations. Recently, these public organizations have become more active in training people.
- Schools have implemented cost-effective solutions to teach first aid to their students and teachers. Public school teachers have been trained in civil defense first aid in many states. With the assistance of local authorities, community organizations train students in first aid and have set ambitious goals to train many students. Children are naturally enthusiastic and act boldly in emergencies, adding value to first aid training.
- Many commercial organizations offer face-to-face training with experienced instructors. These courses will help you master first aid techniques, as there is an opportunity for personal communication with instructors.
- A recent trend is that some commercial organizations have offered online first aid courses. These online courses provide easy-to-understand, step-by-step lessons to learn these techniques at your own pace. These courses are economical and flexible, especially for those who cannot attend long lectures.
So, in a rapidly changing globalized world, our lives are becoming increasingly vulnerable for various reasons. First aid training is essential for everyone in the community to save each other in a medical emergency and save lives.