Emergency Preparedness Class Preparing your Home for Disaster Thursday, March 22, 2012
Price Third Ward
March's class was in my opinion a success, and struck new interest in Basic First Aid. The attended this class. Sister Coreena Johnson started this class, with discussing our Emergency Plan for our Ward. She talked about having Area Captains for certain areas throughout the Ward. Also she about Hannah Knott having been hit on Highway 10, and asked that members would also try to help the family by donating to a gift basket that would be sent up for the family of Hannah. If you would like to know about updates on her condition, you can now find that in our News Section.
After Sister Johnson finished, she turned the time over to Brother David Anderson. He gave us a list of putting together a basic first aid kit, plus mentioned a few things that he keeps in his first aid kit that isn't on the list.
The first thing he said, is "If it's ugly, cover it up". Often people cannot stomach the sight of blood, or open wounds. So, "If it's ugly, cover it up". Also he talked about what we can see may not be the worst of any injuries. If a person is alert and can speak, talk to them. Ask them where it hurts.
One of the things he says that he keeps in his first aid kit is a small notepad and pencil. That way he can take notes as to what he has done or found out about a certain person. Now with our family we may be able to keep things straight just with one person, but then when help arrives, will we remember everything that was done, or was injured. I believe a notepad and pen or pencil is an excellent thing to add to our kits. Another thing he talked about that wasn't on the list, was a flashlight. A flashlight can be used in a situation where things are dark, or also to check for someone's eyes to dilate. Eyes will still dilate if someone is unconscious.
The list that he gave us came from the American Red Cross, and is as follows: