Having lifesaving knowledge is critical in daily life. You never know when a medical emergency occurs, and being able to spring into action could drastically affect the outcome of the emergency. Being able to identify when someone is having a stroke, heart attack or choking, for example, is the first step to taking the appropriate actions to save lives. A delay of just minutes could make a huge difference in quality of life for the victim.
Once you’re able to identify these emergency situations, the next stage is to do what needs to be done – perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED) or perform the Heimlich maneuver.