Classroom Summary - Today we began learning about the introductory steps of responding to an emergency. We agreed that the first step to helping in an emergency would be to recognize that an emergency exists. We then brainstormed things that might indicate an emergency. We used a Y chart to visualize this and shared as a class. We discussed things we could see, hear and smell that might indicate an emergency. Then we introduced the American Red Cross and practiced spotting how bystanders helped in a school based emergency and a community based emergency. Then we brainstormed why someone may choose not to help in an emergency situation. These are the answers we focused on... Do not know what to do - that is why we are taking this class! Afraid to do something wrong - this class will show you what you should do and what you should not do...it is basic skills nothing very invasive Think someone else will help - YOU go call 911 Afraid of disease - talked about hand washing and will demonstrate proper glove use next class period, we also looked at some of the breathing barriers that exist Afraid of getting sued - we will talk about the good Samaritan law that protects people as long as they get permission, act within their training and are not negligent.
Homework: None (but be prepared for a quiz next class period)
Objectives: Students will identify when an emergency exists (Standard 1 Core Concepts). Students will identify solutions to several barriers to helping in an emergency. (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will decide when they are comfortable and to what capacity they will help when aiding in an emergency. (Standard 5 Decision Making) Students will demonstrate how to properly remove and dispose of contaminated gloves. (Standard 7 Self Management)