Check, Call, Care!

First Aid Winnipeg provides CPR training and courses in the capital of Manitoba. workplace approved CPR training provided through Winnipeg First Aid includes CPR level “A”, “C” and CPR “HCP” which is the most comprehensive CPR course available. When learning CPR, one easy method to remember what to do in an emergency situation is to check, call and care. Checking involves checking the scene and person. If they need assistance, call for help and provide care. The life threatening priorities in any emergency are ABC. A stands for airway, B stands for breathing and C stands for circulation.┬áIf all three are present, you may perform a secondary survey of SAMPLE, vital signs and a head-to-toe check. After this you can provide continual care which is to have the injured sit in a recovery position and monitor the individual. When approaching an emergency, check if the scene is dangerous (whether it be animals or humans). If possible, move the person away from the dangers or move the dangers away from the person. Try to gather information about the scene by asking those present and looking at nearby clues. Did the person get injured from a car accident or fell from a ladder? Check the scene for other injured parties in case there is more than one present. If there are more injured than able-bodies, you need to perform triage and decide who needs help ie “Do what’s best for the most.” When checking a person for injuries, you should start by moving the person as little as possible and question “are you okay?” Then you should gently tap the person then determine if help is required. If the person is in shock (life threatening condition where the circulatory system doesn’t send enough oxygen-rich blood to vital organs) then the person may suffer from serious injury, illness or traumatic event. The body will attempt to get more blood to those vital organs in order to prevent them from failing. Typical symptoms of shock include anxiety, cold clammy skin, pale skin, weakness, confusion, unconsciousness, weak rapid pulse, rapid breathing, excessive thirst, nausea/vomiting and finally drowsiness. Sometimes these symptoms may arrive immediately or gradually. It is suggested to provide care for shock immediately to maintain normal body operation. You must control external bleeding immediately and do not give them anything to eat or drink. First Aid Winnipeg can provide additional CPR courses and training which will help you provide Check, Call, CARE to yourself and those around you.