Practical First Aid

Join me and learn some of the techniques fundamental to practical first aid so you can get a taste of what you'd be doing if you ever pursue a first aid credential.

To explore this experience together, we can...: You'll get to work with some real first aid supplies like gauze, bandages, and tape, and you'll learn to spot a few important signs of medical distress.
-: You'll learn how to bandage a cut, put someone in recovery position, listen for breathing, and feel for a pulse.
-: You'll get a better understanding of the limits of a first aider's role, what they need to do to respect their patient's privacy, and how you can help even if you don't provide first aid to someone in medical distress.
How many Kudoers could come at once?: 2 people at one time
This experience is:
Wheel chair accessible
Can be done with hearing impaired
Can be done with blind or visually impaired
This experience is:
Wheel chair accessible
Can be done with hearing impaired
Can be done with blind or visually impaired
This happens: at the Host's home
Getting here: What you need to know.
You get to this experience by bus. The C4 gets you closest. There are sidewalks with ramped curbs all the way between the bus stop and the experience location. Depending on which way you're coming from, there may be one busy intersection to cross along the way, and there is a traffic light with a walk signal at this intersection. There is a bit of a hill to climb to get from the bus stop to the experience location.

Nearest skytrain station: New Westminster - Columbia
Skytrain meetup: Maybe: check with me
Should I bring money: No money is needed.
What else should I bring: You should bring comfortable clothes that you can comfortably kneel, lie down, and raise your arms in.
When you book it, the Host will need to know: Remember that first aid involves close contact with other people. You should be comfortable with gentle physical contact with strangers. If you use a wheelchair or can't get up the three steps to my house, let me know and I'll suggest another location.
Afterwards, you could go to: Regency Medical Supplies is where I get most of my first aid gear: https://goo.gl/maps/V2dW5y5L5hy
Afterwards, you could attend: Metro Safety Training teaches great first aid courses: http://www.metrosafety.ca/
Afterwards, you could watch: Watch first aiders care for a heart attack patient before handing him off to paramedics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcqfI9jRbSE
Reflection Questions
— When did you last imagine what you would do in a medical emergency?

— What's your best or worst experience with first aid, either giving or receiving?

— When was the last time you wanted to be able to help someone who needed medical attention?

Tags: first aid
Listing created 8 Sep 2016