Join us every Monday for the 2014 Be Prepared Summer Challenge
Share a time when you were glad to have a first aid kit and the knowledge to use it.
The Red Cross has these remarkable mobile apps. If you don’t have them on your phone – you need to!
Of the four available apps, my favorite is First Aid. They have given us access to a whole first aid book, right in our hands. It has useful, lifesaving information, that we will all need in a medical emergency. You need to be familiar with how the app works and all the information that is available, so that when an emergency arises, you are comfortable using it.
Want to know what to do during an asthma attack? It’s in there. Answer: help the person to sit in a comfortable position and help them take their medication. Watch the 0:18 second video if you still have questions. What about a diabetic emergency, heat stroke, shock or heart attack? It is all there, plus much more.
Learn about common First Aid situations, watch a short video, and then test your knowledge:
You’re at a family get together and your uncle starts complaining of severe crushing pains in his chest. Who’s advice should you listen to?
Uncle Larry: “Oh, he’ll be alright. Let him rest for half and hour. It’s probably just last night’s dinner”
Cousin Tim: “Sit him down and call an ambulance right away”
Nan: “Just help him upstairs to lie down”
When actual Emergency is happening – go to the emergency tab in the app, pick the situation and see short, concise information about what to do, plus they give you a link to call 911.
Thanks for joining us for the Be Prepared Summer Challenge – Just do one more thing to be prepared.
Other Weekly Challenges:
Week 1 – Fire Escape Plan
Week 2 – Power Outage
Week 3 – Shelter in Place
Week 4 – Evacuate Your Home
Week 5 – Situational Awareness
Week 6 – Neighborhood Ready
Week 7 – Pets in Disasters
Week 8 – Vital Documents
Week 9 – Utility Shut-off
Week 10 – Top 5 Disaster Supplies
Week 11 – Emergency Alerts
Week 12 – First Aid Kits
Week 13 – Day of Service