LOADING

Type to search

First On The Scene

Share

hb20130208

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.

In a disaster or even in more common emergencies, the first people available to help are likely to be other people who also are involved – friends, family members and even strangers.

That’s why Gregg Margolis of HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response says it’s so important to learn how to help – things like first aid and CPR. But he also says a lot of good doesn’t require special skill – just willingness to help:

“Sometimes people are reluctant to provide care because they think that they might somehow worsen the situation. And time and time again, we come to realize that just a little bit of common sense and a little bit of caring provides an awful lot of support.”

It could be helping people find the medical care they need.

Learn more at healthfinder.gov.

HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Ira Dreyfuss.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *