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June 17, 2009

Do you have First-aid training?

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Do you have First-Aid training?

If not, or if it's not updated, do it!

After a pretty wild day at school, I was driving home with the intent of relaxing when I got back to my place. I was about one mile outside of Salisbury on the Riverview side when I started following a grey car. All of a sudden, the car started to veer of to the other lane. I laid on the horn to try to get her attention, but she careened right into the ditch. The car hit the culvert and went airborne, landing on top of a driveway.

I immediately pulled over and ran over to the car to see if the lady was alright. I was expecting a bad scene based on the speed she hit the culvert. I was surprised to see that she was conscious.

It's been a little while since taking my first aid training, but everything just clicked. I checked the scene for dangers like leaking gas. The car was still running and in gear, so I turned the car off and put it in park.

She was talking, so her airway was fine. I noticed her arm had a cut and it looked like her arm was broken. Another bystander got her to apply pressure while I called 911.

I stayed with the lady until the ambulance arrived on the scene. They asked if I had any training. I said yes, how can I help? They got me to support her neck with the brace until the firemen arrived. She was complaining about lower back pain, so they needed to treat her for spinal injuries. I also helped getting her onto the spinal board.

Anyway, she should be fine. The emergency crew did an outstanding job!

The moral of the never know when you'll be in a situation that requires you to use first-aid. Get certified, get updated. If enough people are interested, I can have someone come in and offer a course for us. Let me know.

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