We are deeply saddened to hear of the terror attack in New Zealand and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by this horrific incident. Despite the work of numerous counter terrorism agencies, it appears that incidents like these are becoming increasingly more common throughout the world. Some of them such as the 7/7 London bombings and the explosion at Manchester arena in 2017 being uncomfortably close to home. It is a sobering thought to think that you could be in the middle of an incident as traumatic as this.
Here at Medical Training Solutions we applaud the actions of a local New Zealand woman who administered first aid to a victim suffering the effects of a gunshot wound. She described how she had to put extreme direct pressure on his wounds to prevent serious blood loss and ultimately death. It is safe to say that her actions saved the man's life.
The courage displayed by this woman is truly remarkable and serves as a very strong example of how simple, yet effective, basic first aid can allow someone to return home to their loved ones at the end of the day.
Our 3-day first aid at work course that is delivered by seasoned and experienced Ambulance Paramedics covers the immediate pre-hospital management of gunshot wounds and major blood loss. These skills, although intended for use within the workplace, are transferrable to everyday life and could be called upon at any time.
Remember, if you stay ready then you won't have to get ready.
For more information on first aid training courses near me contact a member of our team on 01603 486448 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org