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Respected Readers and Subscribers,

At First Aid to Save a Life (FATSAL) Pakistan no question/s remained unanswered. Today we will give answers to some of the questions mostly asked by our customers and you can also recall and submit any of your question/s.

Do MEDIC First Aid training programs follow American Heart Association® (AHA) guidelines?

Yes. MEDIC First Aid training programs follow the most recent International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) as well as the AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

Are training programs recognized?

Yes. Internationally 0ur programs are accepted as substantially equivalent to the AHA, American Red Cross (ARC) by regulatory authorities.

Are training programs approved by OSHA?

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) does not approve first aid or CPR training programs, instructors, or trainees. However… our programs help organizations comply with national laws, industrial training and OSHA requirements for workplace health and safety training.

Can I be held responsible if something bad happens to the person I am helping?

The International law states that a person offering aid must do so in a reasonable and prudent manner within that person’s level of skill and must ask for victim’s consent before anticipating any physical action. Furthermore, once a person had begun care the law states that care must continue until other help of an equal or greater skill level is obtained or until the rescuer had reached a level of exhaustion that makes continuing impossible.

What if I don’t remember what to do?

This is a common fear of newly trained people. The course designed by MEDIC FIRST AID is effective because the seeing, hearing, doing method of training increases the retention of skills. You may have heard stories that these skills come back when faced with a situation that you’ve practiced in class.

How can I be sure I’m prepared to deal with an emergency?

In addition to having the MEDIC FIRST AID pocket manual handy, ensuring that you have the appropriate barrier products will help you prepare for an emergency.

How often should I refresh or update my skills?

Refresher Requirements: For basic and/or advanced first aid courses, we do recommend to refresh complete course after one-year. But CPR and AED skills should be refreshed after every six-months.

Retraining Requirements: Retraining Requirements vary from company to company, but we recommend retraining every two years, if not more frequently.

For course specific requirements kindly see course brochures.

Is there a minimum age to take a CPR and/or First Aid course?

Age is not a reasonable measure of an individual’s ability to learn or perform CPR or first aid. A person of any age who has the physical ability to perform the required skills (ventilation plus compressions or hands-only CPR) may participate in these programs. Instructors bear the responsibility of ensuring that each participant meets the core knowledge and skill objectives for successful completion.

Fore details of other training features and facilities, visit our detailed post on it, “Upcoming Courses at Discount Rates”.

To Y(our) Health, Safety and Prosperity,

Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan

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About Faisal Javed Mir

Faisal Javed Mir is Occupational Health and Safety Professional, having 15+ years of profound experience in training and consultancy. He has knowledge, skills, experience, tools, proven history and confidence to deliver what is required by the valued clients. He is teaching First Aid since 2006 and certified by MEDIC First Aid International of United States for many first aid certification programs. He is the only Instructor-Trainer by MEDIC First Aid and American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI) in Pakistan.
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