If a member of your family suffered a medical emergency, you could certainly call for trained emergency medical responders, but what would you do while you're waiting for them to arrive? Every second counts during a medical emergency.
Recognizing the early signs and symptoms of common medical conditions and providing appropriate treatment can mean a better outcome for the patient and can greatly reduce the seriousness of the illness, which means a shorter hospital stay and lower medical costs. It's also very satisfying to know how to help someone in a time of need.
About The Instructor
Bryan Scyphers has provided emergency medical care for over 35 years. He also has experience in sports medicine, having worked trainer for the San Francisco Giants and for Virginia Tech's football team. Scyphers holds bachelor's and a master's degrees in education. He has taught pre-hospital emergency medicine at the college level for many years, and has trained hundreds of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.