The Good Samaritan law protects you if you don’t go beyond the scope of your training. As long as you only advise and act upon what you’ve learned, you can’t be sued. When a person is unconscious and not breathing permission is implied. Make sure you explain everything as you’re doing each step and ask for confirmation. You’ll also want to state that you’re going to call the next level of care.
Emergencies come in many shapes and sizes – some man-made, others acts of nature. While it is impossible to control every outcome, education and planning can help you feel more confident that you and your loved ones will have the skills needed to cope. The American Red Cross offers a robust library of tips and checklists to help you before, during and after an emergency.
Did you know the US Coast Guard requires everyone wanting to get and maintain a Coast Guard license to complete CPR, First Aid, and AED training? They further recommend that all boaters be trained in CPR, First Aid, and AED, plus have a first aid kit and AED aboard their boats.
The following is a list of classes that are available to boaters:
AED (Automatic Electronic Defribillator)
NASBLA – boat safety
In the CPR and First Aid class you’ll learn:
- CPR for Adults, Children, and Infants
- Use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)
- First Aid Basics
- Medical Emergencies as they pertain to being on a boat
Upon successful completion you will receive a certification from the American Red Cross. This card is good for two years.
To learn more about these classes or to schedule a class for your group send an email to:
Robin @ TheNauticalLifestyle.com or call 339-532-8334