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
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Why Learn First Aid?
Do you use 911 or a different emergency telephone number?
Not if you protect yourself:
Act onlyas you are trained to act
Get a victim’s consent before giving first aid
What are the Good Samaritan laws in your area?
A DUTY TO ACT
Must give consent before you can give first aid
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 injured
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