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First Aid
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First Aid
急救

Learn English with this first aid English lesson

Date: Aug 07 2013

Themes: Health

Grammar: Simple Past Tense

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You’re cooking dinner for friends and cut your finger with a knife. It’s not serious, but it’s bleeding and it’s important to be hygienic. All you need is a band-aid, but even if you have one, it’s probably in the back of the medicine cabinet. There’s nothing within reach in the kitchen. You can’t believe you don’t have a first aid kit in the house!

It’s not the law to have first aid kits in homes, but maybe it should be. Think about it: Headache? Here’s some aspirin in your first aid kit. Something stuck in your hand? Use these tweezers. Cut yourself? There are band-aids of all shapes and sizes. You can even put a kit together by yourself. If you think about it, it’s pretty smart to keep everything in the same place.

Find out what Devan has to tell Jeff about a time she wished she had a first aid kit in this lesson about good health.

你正在给朋友们做晚餐,不小心切到了手指。虽然情况不严重,但还在流血,而且必须保持伤口干净。你需要的只是一个创可贴,虽然你也备有,但可能将它放在了药箱的背面。厨房里,你的身边什么都没有。你无法相信,你竟然没在家中准备急救箱!

虽然法律没有规定,但或许你确实应该在家中准备急救箱。想想看: 如果突然头痛?急救箱里有一些阿司匹林。有东西刺在了手上?使用镊子把它拔出来。割伤自己?急救箱里有各种形状和尺寸的创可贴。你甚至可以自己制作一个急救箱。如果你仔细想想,你会觉得将所有东西放在同一个地方非常明智。

德凡曾在某个时刻希望自己备有一个急救箱,在本节以身体健康为话题的英语课上,听听她向杰夫讲述这件事。

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Devan

Devan

Jeff

Jeff

Devan:  So, the other day, this customer came into my work. And he slipped and fell, and cut his head, and I went to the back and realized that we don’t have a first aid kit at our work.

Jeff:  Even if you did, do you know how to treat first aid situations? A situation that would require that kind of stuff?

Devan:  I’ve never taken a CPR class or anything like that. Have you?

Jeff:  I have several times. They make you renew your deal. But yeah, that was years ago.

Devan:  Did you find it very helpful when you took it?

Jeff:  In a way. I was certified. But I think if you ever end up in one of those situations, it becomes kind of an entirely different thing. But it does help to be trained.

Devan:  So, have you ever ended up in a situation where you had to put your knowledge to use?

Jeff:  I haven’t, fortunately. But I had co-workers who did. One guy saved a toddler from drowning in front of his mom.

Devan:  Wow.

Jeff:  Luckily it worked. He’s now a hero.

Devan:  OK, it’s official. I’m going to go sign up tomorrow.

Jeff:  You should do it. You’ve got a good heart.

 

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Devan tells Jeff about an experience she recently had at work. A customer fell and got hurt, but she discovered that there was no first aid kit in the store. It’s obvious that Devan thinks that’s wrong, but she also admits that she hasn’t had any training to take care of people in those situations, anyway.

Jeff has taken many classes to learn CPR, but he’s never had to use it on a person. He thinks it’s important information to have, but Jeff believes that knowing how to do it and actually doing it are very different things. He had a co-worker once who had to use CPR on a child and it’s obvious that Jeff has a lot of respect for his friend’s actions.

Have you ever been in a situation when you had to use a first aid kit on someone, or use CPR to help someone who wasn’t breathing? How did it make you feel? Would you ever take a class to learn how to help other people in a crisis?

 

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Franky25

Franky25

Germany

This year I have taken a first aid course after 15 years, because it’s so important to help others in an accident. And so much has changed in the past years. Unfortunately, most of the people are voyeurs in an accident. You can see it everyday in the news or live when you are driving with your car.Most of the people only look around, because they’re too afraid to help.I think a first aid course is so important, everybody should do one maybe all 2 years. And it should be paid from the goverment. Everybody needs help in an accident, everbody could help in that case. And the course isn’t expensive.

12:52 PM Aug 16 2013 |

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mtgk70

mtgk70

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i haven’t comment, just :........first aid is very important for everybody.

01:20 PM Aug 12 2013 |

aspire1

Germany

@Jobee: They make you go to the CPR class again and let you repeat the whole certification process, so that you´re up-to-date.

05:47 PM Aug 11 2013 |

Jobee

Jobee

China

I have a question about the lesson.


they make you renew your deal.what does the sentence mean in the dialogue?


please kind to answer.THX

12:01 PM Aug 09 2013 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

I have never Been in a crisis situation,and I thank God for that, for I wouldn’t have known the standard procedures in such a case. First Aid assistance should be mandatory in schools or college.When a life is at risk is esencial to act without having to wait for the paramedics. Yes,if I were offered, i would take a class.

11:15 PM Aug 07 2013 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Scarlett O’Hara. Take her story, having a broken heart loving Ashley and being totally blind to a real man besides her  as her husband!

10:19 PM Aug 07 2013 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

@Soul_Mate, yeah, there is an aid for broken heart, but it is a psychological aid

08:48 PM Aug 07 2013 |

Mr. Learner

Peru

Once I was accompanying a group of children to an amusement park. One of the children was accidently hit by a car while playing, and his head started bleeding. I wasn’t able to help him because I didn’t have any first aid with me. I also didn’t know what to do. Luckily, there was a medical team in the amusement park, I went to them and I asked  them for help.
Unfortunately, in my country even if you got trained to use first aid and to perform CPR, it is not easy to be certified. That means you can’t help anyone because if you do, you’ll be in a real problem.

08:45 PM Aug 07 2013 |

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Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

Having first aid kit in house could be the law, accordind to me, I case of problems without it it would be sthg like…

07:46 PM Aug 07 2013 |

jef_maiko

jef_maiko

Brazil

I do think that is very very important. One day I intend to do, because nobody knows what is coming next. It’s better to be prepared for whatever appear.


 


 

04:39 PM Aug 07 2013 |

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dreadslayer

Turkey

I definitely agree with Jeff knowing how to do it and actually doing it are different things. At course before we got driver licence ,in first aid lesson we’re taught how to help someone who is wounded or injured.I think it didnt work well because nobody tried what they knew.we’re only told what should we in that cases.though i dont approve of such kind of education pattern .



In fact we should get some classes which are making us certified about it.At last we gotto do smth in emergency situations

04:24 PM Aug 07 2013 |

Fernandinha

Brazil

I have never taken a class to learn how to help people in a crisis. But this lesson makes me think about taken a first aid class. Fortunatelly, I have never been in a crisis situation. But if I had, I’ll help in other ways like calling 911 or asking for help for someone who is nearby. I am not prepared so I’m afraid to get the situation worst if I try to do the first aids.

03:49 PM Aug 07 2013 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

  I’ve taken two classes of First Aid course. And I loved it. It was packed with very useful information. But, since it was intensive course and for only one day, the knowledge of providing the first aid should constantly be repeted. I have two books from different courses and from time to time review the procedure. Help should be done without delay, you should know step by step the routine and provide it quick, because the situation when someone is in danger all in blood already gives you shock and shock knocks out all your memory. So the steel nerves, self control and knowledge as though you do that, God forbid, every day.

12:42 PM Aug 07 2013 |

moonlits

moonlits

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have been in a class which learnt us how to use first aid kit, I’ve learnt CPR, but I have never really done it.


I agree with Jeff, when you are in a situation of this kind, you might get confused and your mind may go blank, even if you had learnt what to do

11:09 AM Aug 07 2013 |

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aspire1

Germany

I haven´t ended up in a situation yet where I had to use CPR on someone, fortunately. I haven´t even been in a first aid kit situation where I had to help someone. I took a CPR class once, though. And I agree that it´s important training, which in my case definitely has to be refreshed!

10:22 AM Aug 07 2013 |

njaroli

njaroli

India

yeah its really improtant to know about this first add, all we have to do is to just handle the situation with patience and treat the injured person.


@soul_mate- yeah man i hope there should be one!! lol

06:28 AM Aug 07 2013 |

whipiry

whipiry

South Korea

I haven’t taken a CPR class before, but I think training is totally different from the a first aid situation. I guess, first thing we need is calming down and finding the situation what’s going on there. so we can do react according to that,,,... mabye,,,it’s i guess the best way to get access to 911 as soon as possible…while making them breathe

05:32 AM Aug 07 2013 |

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drallon

drallon

China

I have never taken anything like that.But I know a little ablout it what are gathered during daily life. Such as how to treat the situation that cut by knife, and so on.And I will buy some medicines  in case I need them.


 

03:20 AM Aug 07 2013 |

natashama07

China

yes, i would like to take a class to learn how to help the people in a crisis. I mean the life is so precious,  hope i can help when i ever end up in such situation.

01:53 AM Aug 07 2013 |

Soul_Mate

Soul_Mate

Canada

is there first-aid for broken heart ?

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