Emergency Preparedness Community Seminar

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Jun 27 2015
  • Community Event
  • Jun 27, 2015, 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
  • West Chester Hospital Plaza Conference Room, 7700 University Drive, West Chester

Free community seminar

Serious injuries and health issues can present themselves unannounced at any time. Do you know immediate steps to take when a family member or loved one experiences a serious or life-threatening illness or injury? Join the region’s leading physician specialists for a free seminar focused on responding to health emergencies. Topics include:

  • What injuries or health emergencies commonly occur within the home (burns, fractures, choking, minor cuts, sprains, gas leaks/poisoning, allergic reactions, infectious diseases, i.e. influenza, etc.)?
  • What are the immediate first aid steps one should take during these types of emergencies?
  • At what point should one call 9-1-1 to secure emergency medical services?
  • How can one prevent these types of emergencies from occurring at home?
  • What are the most common life-threatening injuries that take place in the home (serious fall with traumatic head injury, cut/wound with bleeding, stopped breathing, etc.)?
  • What are signs and symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, i.e. chest pain, fainting, face drooping, inability to use limbs, etc.)?
  • What are the immediate steps one takes when encountering any of these life-threatening situations?
  • Emergency Preparedness in the Home: The Basics of CPR, Signs & Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning,  Importance of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Guidelines for Storing and Using Chemicals, Escape Planning for Fire or Gas Leaks, Family Communication & Planning

Choose the session which best suits your schedule.

Wednesday June 24 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. or Saturday June 27 – 9 to 10:30 a.m.

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