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CPR – Scene Assessment & Personal Safety

Scene Assessment/Personal Safety: You must make your personal safety the top priority in any emergency situation. If you become injured or killed you will not be able to do any good for anyone else. You becoming injured will take resources away from the original victim possibly worsening their outcome. Things may not be as they appear. Evaluate the scene to make sure there is no risk to yourself. Never put yourself in a situation you are not comfortable with. Think BEFORE Acting/Responding. After insuring your safety, evaluate the scene for clues, resources, and additional victims as your approach. Having good situational awareness helps you better help others. Remember whose emergency it is.

THERE IS NO WAY OF CHANGING THE PAST OR REVERSING WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ANY VICTIM.
YOU WANT TO MAKE THINGS BETTER – NOT WORSE. TRY TO REMAIN CALM.

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