The first in a series of first aid clinics designed to address specific topics that will empower individuals to be the first link in the chain of care and survival is scheduled for Saturday, March 14. The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, in partnership with the Martha’s Vineyard Association of EMTs, will provide practical tutorials and demonstrations of situations that require immediate action in a health crisis, according to a press release.
Island EMTs and paramedics will be on hand to help participants to understand what to do, and what not to do, if someone is in medical distress. The clinics are designed to provide invaluable information in very uncomplicated language from experienced Island medical responders, and are tailor-made for health caretakers, teachers, restaurant workers, public transportation personnel, and members of the general public.
The first clinic, “How to Control Bleeding/Hemorrhaging,” is Sat., March 14, 10 am to 11:30 am ($10 members, $15 public). For more information contact Ray Whitaker, Red Cross Safety Program coordinator, at 508-696-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.