Learning the basics.

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The River Heights JUMP club is lucky to have CERT trainer, Gloria Coder, on hand to teach them the basics of first aid. Gloria loves working with this age group and probably enjoyed showing them how to use pressure bandages and tourniquets, and make simple first aid kits as much as they did!

You are never too young to learn some of these skills and Gloria took the time to explain the importance of bleeding control, how to apply pressure to the artery, and even how they can use classroom supplies to fashion an emergency tourniquet. She also had the students practice tying a triangular bandage to immobilize the arm. A follow up session will be scheduled to go over sprained ankle wrapping and how to transport and brace someone with a broken leg. Thanks, Glo!