Why Learn First Aid?. Lesson 1. The Need for First Aid. Every year 2 million people are hospitalized because of injuries 140,000 die from injuries 500,000 die from heart attacks 150,000 die from strokes. 2 million people are hospitalized because of injuries 140,000 die from injuries
Do you use 911 or a different emergency telephone number?
Act onlyas you are trained to act
Get a victim’s consent before giving first aidCan You be Sued for Giving First Aid?
What are the Good Samaritan laws in your area?
A DUTY TO ACT
Tell the person your training and what you will do to help
Assumed to give consent (implied consent)
A parent/guardian is assumed to give consent if not presentand the child is injuredGet the Victim’s Consent
You may be negligent if:
1. You have a duty to act.
2. You breach that duty.
3. Your actions/inaction cause
Abandonment is if you leave the victim and injury/illness becomes worse.
Justified instances of