Let’s talk about first aid tips for home and the office. Safety is key to a positive work or home life. Lack of safety at home or in the office is the recipe for trauma.
5 First Aid Tips For Home And The Office
Request Support Early
One of the biggest factors in the outcome of an emergency situation is how quickly care is given. A perfect example is the immediate response when NFL player Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after being tackled on the football field. The NFL medical team and training staff was able to evaluate and execute their safety plan. They went from basic CPR to recognizing the need for further support from first responders.
The capability to do basic first aid while simultaneously calling for additional professional help is key to a favorable outcome. After recognizing there is an emergency, if you are alone you must yourself call 911 or use other communication to immediately reach out to first responders. If you are starting the first aid/CPR process you must immediately instruct others to call 911.
First Aid Kit
A fully stocked first aid kit is a crucial tool in keeping your home or office safe. First aid kits should be nearby in a known place. Having to go a long distance or searching for the first aid kit can waste critical time if there is an injury. As a result large businesses should have multiple first aid kits throughout the facility. The same can be said for at home safety. A single level apartment may only need one first kit, however a three level home should have one on each floor.
Some knowledge of CPR training is common. Maybe it was a requirement for a job or part of a health class in school. The good news is that many have at least a basic knowledge of CPR. You may forget key details. Haven’t trained in years or simply feel nervous about performing the routine of breaths and chest compressions in the right order and to the beat of the correct song. According to the mayo clinic, if you are not trained in CPR or are concerned about rescue breaths you can do “hands-only” CPR. “That means uninterrupted chest compressions of 100 to 120 a minute until paramedics arrive. Mayoclinic.org cardiopulmonary CPR
Emergency Flip Book
An emergency flip book provides a simple instruction on what to do for accidents or emergencies that may occur in the home or at the office. It is often color coded and labeled for easy access. One page will give basic instructions on how to deal with burns. Another may guide you through procedures for poison or toxic chemicals ingested. In addition there is a page that will list all the local first responder and emergency lines to call for help. These flip books can be customized to the needs of your home or office.
First Aid Training Tips For Home And Office Create Safety
Certain industries and organizations may require all employees to be CPR and first aid trained. For example gymnastics academy employees must all be first aid and CPR trained as a result of the high numbers of children in their care as well as the increased possibility of injuries occurring.CPR and first aid training for a building full of marketing managers makes less sense. Train the right people for the assessed risks. Review and update training as needed to maintain a safe environment
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