Get your week off to a great start with some Good Samaritan stories about bystanders using their ASHI and MEDIC First Aid training to come to the aid of someone in an emergency.
Every October, the emergency care world brings Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) to center stage. SCA is a significant health threat and can occur without warning to anyone, at any time. Without early recognition and care from a bystander, the person will not survive.
Let’s dip into the mailbag and be inspired by a few Good Samaritan stories from our ASHI and MEDIC First Aid instructors. Today we’ll focus on the heroic actions from some brave public servants.
Let’s dive right in to today’s dose of inspiration with some Good Samaritan stories from our emergency care instructors around the country.
Let’s end this week with some inspiration from our student success files!
First up, from MEDIC First Aid instructor Curt Haas in Ashford, CT, we learn of Steve Quinto who in 2014 assisted two family members with his emergency care training.
In February of 2014, Steve’s sister was choking on some food and had started to turn blue. The quick-thinking brother knew exactly what to do and after an abdominal thrust was able to force the food item out of his sister’s throat.
Let’s dip into our ever-growing file of Good Samaritan stories for some quick inspiration.
One of the hardest challenges in coming to the aid of someone in need is that initial moment of decision. We see someone in distress and it makes us feel stressful as well. It takes a little boost of resolve to override that and decide “yes, I will step up and offer my assistance.”
Three cheers for Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber for coming to the aid of an unconscious woman on a Portland street on Monday, May 5.
According to a story in the Oregonian, the governor was en route to dinner and asked his driver to stop when he saw the woman lying on the side of the road.
Aside from being governor, Kitzhaber is also a former emergency room doctor and has used his medical knowledge more than once while in office.
Thanks to Lori Pena, safety coordinator and MEDIC First Aid instructor with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for sharing SMUD lineman Dwight Johnson’s story with us.
Get ready to be inspired by some quick-thinking MEDIC First Aid students.