Preparedness On A Plane

Samuel L. Jackson taught us to be prepared for snakes on a plane, but what about breathing and First Aid emergencies?

Travel expert Christopher Eliott blogged on this very topic and raised some great questions about CPR and First Aid training. Just like restaurant servers and teachers are trained for this critical function, Eliott argues that all TSA employees, not just flight attendants, should be prepared to respond to a passenger in need. Read TSA’s internal memo regarding their policy here.

This, to me, further illustrates the need for everyone to get trained. As I often bring up in my own CPR and First Aid classes, consider an emergency where the designated safety officer is the one in danger. Would you be reliant on their training, or would you be able to respond?

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