The 3 C’s of an Emergency
When you’re in the middle of an emergency, it’s difficult to think clearly. Training your brain before you’re put in a high-pressure situation could save a life or support someone who is in pain. Check, call, and care are the three basic Cs to note.
Checking entails looking for something potentially dangerous. Assistance may be required if the emergency is surrounded by hazards. Rushing into a situation without first assessing the hazards could cause further damage to yourself or others. For example, if a car accident occurs in a high-traffic area or someone needs assistance in a fire, you must seek assistance. Before entering a scene, make sure it’s secure. Consider the scene’s progression. Check to see if the victim is still breathing. It’s possible that you’ll need to have specialized treatment, such as CPR.
It’s important to dial 000 as soon as possible in an emergency. As a first responder, take immediate action to seek clinical assistance. Inspect the scene and collect necessary details, such as any victims’ breathing and pulse, as well as any other relevant information. Provide accurate information to local governments and engage them as soon as possible.
After inspecting the scene and calling for assistance, provide treatment before emergency personnel arrives. Keep an eye on the victims’ breathing. It’s possible that you’ll need to stop bleeding or perform CPR. Follow the first-aid guidelines for ventilation, airway, and breathing.
These first-aid and emergency tips and tricks will most likely vary depending on your particular situation. However, recalling the fundamentals of what to do might save a life or avoid further suffering. Before you find yourself in a position where it’s difficult to think clearly, learn these easy steps.
Needing your staff to conduct First Aid training?
Many students ask the question: How often should you do refresher training for first aid? As per the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines:
HLTAID003: Provide first aid – Every 3 years
HLTAID001: Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation – Every 12 months
Platinum Safety can offer you the option to either come and train at our safety training centre located at 2/6 Weld Street Prestons NSW 2170 or we can travel out to your location and conduct the training onsite at your workplace.