Life Saving Measures

After attending these three presentations, I have learned various things that will help me save a life and prevent deaths when people are in need. One of the things I learned was the good samaritan act, which allows people to not be charged for any criminal offense if they are attempting to save a life. For example, if you have drugs on you, while you are trying to adminster life saving procedures on a overdose victim, you can not be charged. Another thing I learned is that I am able to get a naloxone kit at any pharmacy and I am able to use it in a circumstance where someone needs it. This is very helpful as I am able to help people and I can inject the naloxone drug as it will help someone if they are overdosing and it won’t have an effect on someone if they are not overdosing. The final and most important thing I learned was about CPR, that to keep the persons heart pumping you should break there ribs so that you can directly access the heart. Also, you should rub the persons sternum in certain cases to see if they are responsive and concious. These can have a positive outcome on my life as I can administer live saving procedures to people in need, if I am placed into these situations.

Critical and Reflective Thinking Competency Reflection

I can analyze evidence to make judgements.

If I am on a scene and I am called upon to help an individual, I am able to recognize symptoms of conditions. For example I can rub a persons sternum to see if they are alert or shake them. Also if someone is having a heart attack I can use an AED safely to help revive the heartbeat of a person and help them until emergency services arrive.