CPR Training Sonoma County

Where Has it Gone?

July 1, 2013

From: Allen James

Half of 2014 is gone and we all wonder where it went.  Me too!  Hopefully, all has been safe and will continue to be so for the rest of the year.  If you need any CPR & First Aid training in Spanish or English, let’s plan soon.  We still have dates open for 2014, so call or e-mail with any date requests or questions you may have.

Remember, we have quality instruction with a focus on orchestrating learning that includes a process on how to ”think” about an emergency and then providing a “tool box” of CPR and First Aid skills.  This training prepares your employees to respond to both corporate and individual emergencies and enables them to prepare their families for natural disasters.  What a wonderful benefit to pass onto your employees’ families.

Rattlesnake Bites

We live in rattlesnake country and what we have learned in the past, we should NOT do today.  Response standards have changed; no more “cut & suck”.  It is important to calm the victim and put a “pressure bandage” on the entire bitten arm or leg starting from the farthest point from the heart.  It should be snug but not too tight to cut off circulation.  We do not apply tourniquets, ice, or suction.  Do not play with the snake or approach a dying snake.  A picture might help in identification of the snake type.  If possible, call 9-1-1 for EMS or if you are too far out, get your victim in the vehicle and drive to the nearest hospital.  When you get into cell phone range, call the hospital and tell them you have a snake bite victim coming in.  They will need to check their anti-venom supplies.  The shelf life is not very long and it is expensive.  Transport from another hospital may be needed; therefore, time is an issue.  Give them a heads-up so they are ready to help.

Finally, baby rattlesnakes are not cute.  They are deadly.  They have no rattles to warn you and when they bite, they give you ALL their poison and it is just as deadly as the adult snake.  The adult rattlesnake may inject some poison but not all.  Be aware of your environment.  Look, listen, and be aware!

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