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Do you know first aid?

Asked at Borders, 700 N.H. on April 15, 2007

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Photo of Pat Bruin

“No. I learned it in Boy Scouts, but that was like 10 years ago. I’ve forgotten most all of it by now.”

Photo of Nicole Carroll

“Sort of. I remember most of what I learned in the Red Cross class I took at work.”

Photo of Marilyn Lesher

“I think so. Everyone I know is in the medical profession, so I’ve learned it through asking questions and through training. But it wouldn’t hurt to take a refresher class.”

Photo of Travis Wilson

“No, I don’t. I’ve actually never taken it at all.”


couranna1 7 years ago

paid day to go learn it gas hotel and mileage paid yes I know it


Bone777 7 years ago

Yep, yep, yep.

30 compressions to 2 breaths is the new standard.


Jace 7 years ago

Yes, I do!

I also know that when I am on fire......I "stop", "drop", and "roll"!!


ms_canada 7 years ago

I would think that being a nurse means I can answer yes. But when I worked in a day care, I was required to take a first aide course. As Jay Cat says, if you don't use it, you lose it. I am rusty. Lovely day here in the North Country. :o)


Godot 7 years ago

What I remember most is, "You! Call 911!"


H_Lecter 7 years ago

Yes, sometimes it is better to say,"Relax, don't fight it, move toward the light."


JayCat_67 7 years ago

I used to be an army medic, so yes, I've had the training, but I haven't done anything with it in a few years. Like most other things, it is a "use it or lose it" skill. In this case, you really hope you don't have to use it, but constant training is required to keep your skills sharp.


Marion Lynn 7 years ago

Yes, we learned a bit of first aid but also triage.

You just put down the really bad off ones where the lie.

Hannibal, where are you on this one?





Of course.

Training and mileage are deductable...


Pywacket 7 years ago

Crossfire~ most excellent response!

I don't know a lot of first aid, but sometimes I have to struggle with an overwhelming urge to put a tourniquet around some neck that desperately needs it.


rodneyking 7 years ago

I wish more people knew it.


aeroscout17 7 years ago

Crossfire...bwah ha ha! When is the coffee done? Tax day today...........


Crossfire 7 years ago

Lemonade was pretty popular when I was a kid. They sold it right on the street. Later I kinda switched over to Limeade, not as sweet and a little more kick. Harder to find. Then some guy in Florida invented Gatorade which was a kinda weird drink. Really sweaty people drank that stuff. Willie Nelson and John Cougar did that Farmade thing but I never tried it. Never saw anybody drinking it either. Is the coffee done yet. I really need some coffee. What was the question today?


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