Saturday's CERT lesson was the medical side of a disaster. Triage. We learned that in an emergency situation, we have about five seconds to assess a person before moving on to the next. Five seconds. Five seconds to determine if a life is worth saving or not.
|Our instructor Mike Lopez and Lion Mike Norton|
We learned the three "killers" of an accident--breathing obstruction, excessive bleeding, and shock and how to identify and treat each one.
These classes are designed to help in the case of a natural disaster or act of terrorism. Our training isn't over with these classes but we will attend monthly meetings and participate in future training courses if we so desire. I have to say that going through these classes is making me more confident to react in any kind of incident. And that's a good thing.