First aid is the initial care given by a responder with little equipment to someone who is injured or suddenly becomes ill. Human bodies are susceptible to injuries, illnesses, and trauma. We never know when an injury may happen to us, the people we love or those around us. Thus, it is always good to have basic knowledge of how to handle critical situations, to keep it from going from bad to worse until medical help arrives. Administering first aid to victims in the event of accidents, injury, or sudden illness during office and school hours or in the case of an accident is encouraged. However, one must know the basics of administering first aid and this knowledge is gained by getting trained.
The basis of first aid training is "prevention". It is always better to be safe than to be sorry. Knowledge of first aid promotes a sense of safety and well-being, prompting them to be more alert and safe in their surroundings. Awareness and desire to be accident-free helps to keep you more safe and secure, reducing the number of causalities and accidents.
If a person who is trained in first aid sees an accident in the vicinity, immediate action can be taken and lives saved. While it is natural for most of us to rush to support any injured person, a trained person is more reliable, confident, and in control of their actions while in trauma situations.
Knowing that you have the knowledge to save your own life, or that of the people around you during an emergency helps you relax and feel more secure. The sense of security promotes a healthy and a more confident environment around you where you and the people around you feel more secure. The presence of such people provides reassurance to the others in this situation.
A trained person knows how to keep an accident situation from becoming bad to worse. They will provide short term treatment to keep the condition of the victim from deteriorating until professional help arrives.
Our courses are designed to give first aid providers the knowledge and skills needed to respond confidently and effectively in an emergency. It is the role of the Instructor to help students identify and overcome the barriers to taking action in an emergency.
The emergency care procedures are based on the most current recommendations published by the International First Aid Science Advisory Board.
The First Aid training program by Controlled Response Services (through EMS Services) has been reviewed, approved, or meets the guidelines of numerous federal, state, and local agencies, organizations, and regulatory bodies, including OSHA, CECBEMS, USCG, and state Health, Human Services, and EMS departments.
Controlled Response Services offers training that works with your schedule. Our team can come to your office, home, church, or wherever to meet your needs. We can accommodate a single individual or a group of 300.
Our goal is to make sure that you and the ones you love are protected in any emergency situation.
At work, injuries and illnesses kill about 2.2 million people in the world each year.
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for individuals younger than 44 years of age.
On average, 15 workers die each day in the U.S. from traumatic injuries.
More than 4 million workers suffer a nonfatal injury or illness each year.
In the U.S. about 1/3 of all injuries occur at home.
In the U.S. about 20% of injury deaths occur at home.
For every home injury death, there are about 650 nonfatal home injuries.