That´s about what i´m trying to learn (again)
It´s not like i´m totally unknowledgeable, but i´ve forgotten a lot since my last training and aside from (sometimes severe, a co worker lost half of his finger to a machine a year ago and i was there.... we found the finger.... but that was three weeks later... it was a bit too late to sew it back on...
) cut wounds, i didn´t have to put my knowledge to test.
It´s been too long since my last refreshment and it´s more then overdue. I will go into the training with new vigor and the knowledge that there may be a time when family/friends can only count on my limited knowledge and that´s why i want to soak up as much knowledge as possible for me to help them as best as i can in case that no traditional help is immediately available.
And i agree, it´s also invaluable in everyday life in case of accidents. It can buy precious minutes for real Emergency personell to properly respond to the whole shebang.
I do think that i still have the basics, well, not down pat, but still in the back of my mind like (crude) assesment, not moving someone if the danger of spine/neck damage is present, the positioning for uninterruptet breathing (if no neck traum a seems to be present), hemmorraghe control and CPR.
AED leaves me at a loss right there as i don´t know what it means in english. I guess it means the use of a Defi or Defibrilator = Electrical Stimulation in case of a heart stoppage?
I´ve learned that once, but i´m not sure nowadays if i could properly employ such a DEFI. IIRC, it was 5 times heart massage, 5 mouth to mout breaths and then use the DEFI once before resuming the heart/lung reanimation activity?
Not to mention that NO ONE keeps a defibrilator in his car but an actual Emergency response Car...... (so it´s kinda moot but still a good thing to know)