May 22, 2020
The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 26, What if... ? The Importance of Thinking Through Scenarios
How can you start considering your personal safety or taking it more seriously? How can you be better prepared for disaster and things when they go sideways? Think through scenarios.
One of the best things you can do is think through scenarios in order to become better prepared. Thinking through possible situations, their outcomes, and what you would do can put you into a position of being better able to handle those situations. Because you have thought through things ahead of time, you are better able to formulate a plan, putting you in a position of advantage.
Thinking through things ahead of times allows us to see where we may have shortcomings, so we can address them; and most importantly, it allows us to put a plan in place ahead of time.
Don't have the time to think about your personal safety? You can think through scenarios at any time, including in the car or even in the shower.
Be better prepared. Learn areas where you may need some training. Think through scenarios and what you would do. Get a plan in place ahead of time, before you need one.
What would you do if... ?
Thanks for listening.
October 29, 2018
The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 7, How to Make Your Trauma Kit(s)
This episode we talk about the differences between blowout and boo-boo bags and what you should have in your trauma kit.
You do not have to be a doctor or nurse to provide basic help should the need arise; but you do need to have some basic gear and knowledge to render that aide. You never know when you could be first on the scene or when you or a loved one need help and fast... the moment when you need to become your own first-responder. We talk about how to make your own basic trauma kit(s) with a focus on severe bleeding.
You should have both first-aid as well as trauma kits on hand, and know the differences as well as how AND when to use what is inside of each.
We will hopefully get you pointed in the right direction.
Sit back. Relax. Listen.
July 21, 2018
The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 3, Stop the Bleed
Gina Solomon, BSN, RN, CCRN TCRN, Trauma Program Manager, Trauma Services of Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, GA joins us to talk about Stop the Bleed (bleedingcontrol.org), a program designed to train civilians on the basics of how to stop severe bleeding.
Gina and I talk about the ABC's of Bleeding, including the use of tourniquets, and the effort to get more people trained in what to do in case of severe bleeding and hemorrhaging. Severe bleeding is the #1 cause of preventable deaths.
Active shooter scenarios and combat are not the only situations where severe bleeding could be an issue. Car wrecks, sport accidents, backpacking, the gun range, and even incidents that might occur in your backyard (think chainsaw) could create incidents where one might have to deal with severe bleeding. Reality causes us to be our own first-responders in a number of situations. Listen and learn what you need to know to be your own.
Thanks for listening.