Poll: first aid training

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Upgrayedd, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd

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    I sat thru a 6 hour class on first aid today. Covered the very basics. Good stuff to know, but I hope I never have to use it. I don't think I'm even close to being ready if it's a real emergency. I know there are plenty of health care people on here that are great at it. So, what percentage of GT has received some form of first aid training?
     
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  2. fastbolt

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    Yes. I had to periodically do it as a first responder, and eventually decided to take the training to become a trainer (extra OT to be made to teach classes on my time off).

    You also spend enough time OJT watching Fire and EMT's do their thing at mild to chaotic scenes, it helps keep in mind how dynamic situations can introduce "variables" ... including stress.

    I let it lapse after retirement.
     
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  3. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy

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  4. Deltic

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    I got honor grad at the combat lifesaver training back when Fort Ord was still open. I might need a refresher.:fred:
     
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  5. dartor

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    I have certs in a few..BLS, ACLS, NRP, PALS, and Trauma. Required for my job.
     
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    I’ve been through several over the years along with CPR. I probably forgot more than I remember.
     
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    hogfish Señor Member

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    Quite a few since the 90's. Most recent was last year.
     
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    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Have had it a few times in different powerplant jobs. Long time ago so you'd best hope it ain't me who shows up on the scene first if you got a serious issue.
     
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    I'll probably get boned for this, but I think it's more important than firearms training for most folks. I could be wrong.
     
  10. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    I, along with a few other folks, was an Instructor for Red Cross First Aid at a couple of our plants.
     
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    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    i get a tiny bit of training annually and it has been said that a person will be more likely (more opportunities) to save a life with first aid than by using a firearm.
     
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    I was certified in first aid, CERT, IL EMT, IL and MO paramedic, ACLS Instructor, BTLS Instructor, PEPP Instructor, Firefighter II, and Firefighter I Instructor, so I have had a little training.
     
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    You are infinitely more likely to save your life or the life of your loved ones with medical training than firearm training. Not even a question.
     
  15. jimcorbin

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    I can call 911 with the best of them.
     
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    You're absolutely right.
     
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    You sir are correct.
     
  18. Dynactus

    Dynactus The wind serenades a purified man.

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    Just like most high stress situations in life, the most important thing is mindset. In other words, stay calm, stay quiet, and work through it. Also, believe it or not, consciously taking a deep breath and letting it out slowly can do wonders for your composure. Just don't let anyone notice you doing it! ;)
     
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    @Upgrayedd did they include the Narcan administration in your class? I’m starting to see it more and more in the classes held for the general public, but didn’t know if it’s in the company classes too.
     
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  20. WT

    WT Millennium Member

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    I was a volunteer EMT with the local Swoop and Scoop Squad.

    I retired. I no longer have any uniforms, certifications, patches, or ID cards. Forgot everything I knew so I can't attend strangers who drop to the sidewalk in front of me. I dial 911.

    As an aside, the local rescue squads no longer give CPR to suspected CV patients.
     
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