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First Aid Training Levels

Living in this unpredictable age of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti's earthquake and Japan's earthquake/tsunami, it would be very prudent for everyone to be educated in first aid training. First aid training isn't just for volunteers for the Red Cross anymore, and anyone can learn some simple steps on how to treat someone who has been injured.

First aid is used to save the lives of many people. When it is used on a victim who is in an emergency situation, it can determine if they will live or die. First aid is not just used for accidents and emergencies but also small injuries as well. What determines the type of injury a person can treat a victim with depends on their first aid training level.

First Aid Training Levels

  • Basic Emergency Life Support is considered level one. It mainly consists of people with no experience in first aid. They learn the basics of first aid and what is contained in a first aid kit. The students will learn how to look over victims, check for breathing and open up the airways. This level will show them how to help a choking victim and how to recognize shock. This stage also involves treating wounds, bleeding and cardiac arrests.
  • Apply First Aid is level two of first aid training. This level consists of people who actually have already participated in basic emergency life support. The people at this level can actually handle victims who are unresponsive. They can also recognize shock, trauma and cardiac arrest and are prepared to handle those conditions. This level includes training to handle fractures, injuries to the spine, dislocation and injuries to the tissue. Poisoning, allergies and burns are also treated at this level. Level two includes people who can make detailed records of the victims' conditions and the techniques used to treat them.
  • Advanced First Aid is the third level of first aid. Firefighters, EMTs and other emergency medical personnel use it. This level teaches people about fractures and how to align them. The students learn about splints, burns and how to assess fractures. This level involves transporting victims with injuries to the spine and giving fluid therapy. A certificate is given once this level is completed.
  • Expedition First Aid is the advanced level of first aid. The first three levels must be complete before this level can be completed. Trainees learn about shoulder dislocations, multiple casualties and transporting of patients. This level also includes advanced airway management. It also teaches students how to give medical gases and subcutaneous injections.     

Living in this unpredictable age of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti's earthquake and Japan's earthquake/tsunami, it would be very prudent for everyone to be educated in first aid training. First aid training isn't just for volunteers for the Red Cross anymore, and anyone can learn some simple steps on how to treat someone who has been injured.

Source:

www.bcfirstaidcourses.com

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