You are a newly trained first aid provider responding at work to a report of someone who has
collapsed. Which of the following best describes your role in a medical emergency?
You are trained to recognize, assess, and prioritize the need for first aid care.
You are finishing up a job in the shop area at work when you hear a series of loud thumps and then
someone yelling out. You cautiously move around a corner to take a better look and see a coworker
sprawled on the ground at the bottom of a flight of stairs. She is groaning and appears to be in pain.
Some blood is visible on her forehead. What leads you to believe she might be seriously injured?
The suspected mechanism of injury.
Smoke is coming out of a utility room where you know a coworker has been working. What should
Pause and assess for hazards before entering the room.
You are a trained first aid provider and you encounter a motor vehicle accident scene while driving
to work. Two cars are involved, and it looks like people are injured. You think about stopping but you
hesitate because it all seems so overwhelming to handle. What should you do?
Stop and help to the best of your ability. EMS should arrive shortly and take over care.
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