First Aid on the Streets, Ep. 2: Bleeding

First Aid on the Streets, Ep. 2: Bleeding


Ah! It’s true, I’m Adam Growe, professional
comedian and game show host and I’m also a certified first aid instructor with
the Canadian Red Cross. And I’ve hit the streets to find out what it will take to
get people to go take a first aid course! Hey, how are you today? Hi, how are you doing? I’m good. We’re talking about first aid. Are you prepared to have a little first aid lesson on the
street here today? Let’s go! So, what would you imagine is the first thing you want to do if you experience somebody that’s having a life-threatening bleeding
situation? Well, I think in most movies they try to stop the bleeding so
I’ll try to stop the bleeding. Right! So you’d want to apply firm direct pressure
as soon as you can with something that is clean and absorbent. Okay… my scarf or like, I don’t know. If the first piece of fabric that I’ll find next
to me, maybe my glove even. I don’t know. Yeah! Apply firm direct pressure immediately with whatever you can. And then, I don’t know. Well, I don’t have any other piece of fabric so I’ll
probably just keep on pressing on it with both of my hands, I guess? Right.
And then maybe you could get somebody to get a first aid kit and they bring like
a non-adhesive gauze and you can do a little field dressing. Ah! So thanks, Susan, for participating. By watching this video you are not
qualified or trained to provide… What are you doing? Finally! Okay… But you
can be by going to redcross.ca and of course any time you want to provide
first aid to somebody you need consent, get their permission, and make sure it’s
safe for you to do so.

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