Take Care First Aid provides individuals with a unique and fun training in first aid, safety and injury prevention. Knowing what to do in an emergency or after an injury, builds self-confidence and independence. Teens and adults with special needs want to be active in their communities. In order to be safe, first aid is an essential independent living skill.
Accidents and injuries can happen at any time. People with disabilities are just as likely to encounter a burn from boiling water, an allergic reaction from a bee sting, or a cut when preparing a meal. Whether they are injured or they are with someone who is injured, everyone needs to know how to respond quickly and appropriately.
Take Care First Aid uses teaching materials that focus on the cause of an injury, treatment, and injury prevention. American Heart Association principles of first aid are taught using visual materials, hands–on training and realistic situations to help students generalize to real–life situations. Care of burns, broken bones, cuts, allergic reactions and many other topics are taught. Recognizing an emergency and how to get help is a major focus of the program.
Upon completion of a Take Care course, participants will be able to differentiate between emergency and non–emergency situations, demonstrate first–aid skills for common injuries or medical situations, understand how to seek help when needed, use common safety skills to prevent injuries, and make their own first–aid kit to be taken home.