Moxie Media’s First Aid Training
Employee first aid training is invaluable. Because everyone is safer when all workers have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take action in the event of a medical emergency.
When you know how to take action, you can prevent a bad situation from getting worse. For instance, you can help relieve pain and stabilize a victim until professional medical help arrives.
Moxie’s First Aid training program will help you understand the principles of first aid in an emergency. In particular, this training explores basic care techniques for some of the most common workplace injuries.
In addition to first aid care for minor cuts and burns, this training includes information on treating more serious injuries including:
- Treating soft tissue injuries
- Applying a tourniquet
- Stabilizing broken bones and fractures
- Treating heat exhaustion, hypothermia, and frostbite
- Assisting a choking victim
- Performing CPR and using an AED
- Providing aid to someone displaying heart attack symptoms
Why is First Aid Training Important?
You can minimize injury and future disability when you give first aid right away where the injury occurred.
First aid might be the only care needed for minor injuries. However, first aid is also important temporary treatment for serious injuries. It helps to stabilize the victim until professional medical care arrives. In fact, in very serious cases, first aid may even be necessary to keep the injured person alive.
First aid saves lives. That’s why OSHA requires workplaces to have trained first-aid providers on site if there is no medical clinic nearby.
Selecting and Stocking First Aid Kits for Your Workplace
Tools and supplies are necessary for many first aid procedures. That’s why OSHA requires employers to have adequately stocked first aid kits at every workplace.
While OSHA does not require specific contents in a first aid kit, it does reference American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements. ANSI lists supplies for Class A and Class B first aid kits.
Class A kits are basic, generally suited for all wounds, minor burns, and eye injuries.
Whereas, Class B kits treat injuries found in larger workplaces with complex environments, such as warehouses, factories, and outdoor areas. By comparison Class B kits include the items in the Class A kits but also additional items to treat more serious injuries.
However, both recommended kits should provide a basic range of items to deal with most common workplace injuries. Typical kit items are: bandages, eye wash, antiseptics/antibiotics, gloves, tourniquets, cold packs, and sterile pads.
More importantly, you should perform a hazard assessment before stocking a first aid kit. Select supplies that are appropriate for the hazards that may be expected to occur at your workplace.
First aid is about having an awareness and desire to be accident-free. That keeps your company’s employees safer and reduces the number of injuries and accidents. Looking for more accident awareness and prevention training? Moxie Media also offers: