ZDS Weekly Preparedness Mission
⚠️ Codename: first aid skill check ⚠️
Every one of us has a responsibility to know the basics of first aid for situations that we may unfortunately encounter based on our environment, lifestyle, profession, or hobbies. Many people don't place a high enough sense of urgency around understanding wound care.
The goal here is not learn overly complex items that should be reserved only for medical professionals. However, now is your chance to learn the basics. If you are in a SHTF event, a doctor may not be available to assist, but even in a non-SHTF situation you should know how to stabilize an injury until proper medical care is available.
❎ Take a Stop the Bleed course.
❎ Take a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course.
❎ Get certified in CPR & Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation.
❎ Learn the Heimlich Maneuver.
❎ Learn to recognize some of the most common medical emergency situations like Heart Attack, Stroke, Cardiac Arrest, Seizure, Heat Stroke, Hypothermia, & Shock - understanding the symptoms will better allow you to communicate the details of the situation to first responders.
❎ Learn to apply a tourniquet on yourself and someone else, practice often!