By Andy Brown
Today my presentation at Little Wound School was about helping a victim of a car crash. After the students went through the First Aid Fair, they came to the accident scene. I personally got to be the victim and had to get moulage all over my body. My job was to be unconscious and injured on the side of the road. Lori Miskell from Gundersen, was the presenter that helped the kids take care of my limp, injured body.
Lori was great with the kids. She got them involved with applying pressure to my wounds, putting on splints, and checking for neck injury. Not only did Lori help with the accident scene, she got the mostly shy kids to talk through the whole process and assist me as the victim.
Even though I still can’t get all of the fake blood off and I had to lay on a hard gym mat for over 6 hours, it was great to work with the over 200 students who participated in today’s First Aid Fair. I think this was my favorite part of this trip! Getting the kids involved to become more award of first aid and what they can do in an emergency is what this is all about. Teaching skills I hope they won’t need to use is what we want them to know, not a story about what I could have personally done.