I recently had a medical emergency involving a close family member (don't worry, it had a happy end) and though I'm first aid trained, had a hard time staying calm and concentrating.
I know what to say when calling an ambulance but had to do 120% effort to concentrate on not forgetting to tell essential info.
That's when I discovered my limits - I had been in emergencies involving others and managed to handle them with some adrenaline but apart from that, by the books.
So, have you ever been in an emergency? Or do you think, if one struck by surprise, you'd manage to stay calm?
- I would freak out and be unable to help6% (2)5% (1)6% (3)Vote
- I would be nervous but get myself together52% (16)41% (9)47% (25)Vote
- I can stay dead calm in all circumstances39% (12)54% (12)45% (24)Vote
- Other3% (1)0% (0)2% (1)Vote