When disaster strikes, are you prepared to help others in need? And are you aware of the warning signs of emergency situations and how to avoid potential injury-causing accidents in the first place? Being able to quickly take the proper steps in a high-stress situation can mean the difference between life and death. One of the simplest things to remember is to keep your nerves in check so you can make good decisions, calm the person you're helping, and help stabilize them until first responders arrive. Here's what you need to know to equip yourself to handle emergency situations.
Note: The following is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, emergency treatment, or first aid training.