By guest blogger Peter Marotto, M.Ed., Instructor Trainer, HSI Training Center Coordinator for Security Industry Specialists, Inc.
Responding to a first aid call means you are the first link in the chain of survival for out-of- hospital care. First aid requires the responder to keep a cool head and offer the best care to comfort, reassure, and treat the victim.
One way I teach my students to remember the steps of care a first aider renders is to remember the acronym OPICH.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog to read more about the 5 common steps to first aid calls.