Phoenicians have community superheroes among their ranks! On Friday, October 20th, and Saturday, October 21st, these dedicated community members completed American Heart Association Compression Only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training and the necessary educational requirements to also obtain American College of Surgeon’s Bleeding Control Certification.
Civilians need basic training in CPR and Bleeding Control principles so they can provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders can take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury or illness, and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths may occur.
Although no single set of skills or response can fit all injury, trauma, or active violence situations, making sure everyone knows his or her options and can react decisively will save valuable time and lives. As members of our extended community family, these exceptional men and women now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!