How to Save a life

For those reading this blog, it means that you are really interested in saving a life, or maybe it is something you have already done and want to know if this is the our suggested way.

We acknowledge that even a simple sentence, at the right time, to the right person, may make a difference between life and death. This is why we should be cautious as to how we talk to other people, because it is amazing how many suffer in ways we are not aware of.

Saving a life, in some cases, requires courage, some skill and sometime knowledge. During a traumatic incident, relating to an injury or illness, first aid knowledge is a primary requirement to make the first step towards saving a life. Something as simple as to ask a victim to sit down and call for help if the victim is experiencing a heart attack could actually save their life. By understanding the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, you would be able to identify the specific medical condition, and provide proper aid to the victim.

Say someone is drowning, you saw them and you want to help. Here is your chance to save a life. Professional lifeguards train and practice to ensure that they are able to save a life. Do not place your life in harm’s way if you are not trained accordingly. This is one of the cases when courage, knowledge and skills are essential if you want to successfully save a life.

From the RSTO Team on 17 January 2012!