It is essential that security guards know how to address medical emergencies. This includes knowing the location of local hospitals, what equipment they will need in case of a medical emergency, and how to respond if they are called into action.
If you are in an emergency situation, always contact 911.
Here is a list of subjects you should research on:
- Know how to administer first aid
- Have a CPR and AED certification
- Know what to do in the event of an active shooter or hostage situation
- Be familiar with emergency evacuation plans
- how to administer emergency contraception in the case of sexual assault.
- Keep up-to-date on security procedures
What are some medical emergency scenarious?
One medical emergency scenario that security guards may be called into action for is a heart attack. In this situation, they would need to know how to administer CPR and perform AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators).
Another scenario is a car accident. In this case, security guards would need to know how to respond if someone was injured and the scene was chaotic. They might also need to know where local hospitals are located in order of priority.
A medical emergency could also involve an active shooter or hostage situation. In these cases, security guards would need to know how to respond if they were the only people on the scene and knew what to do in case of a firefight or kidnapping. They might also need to take into account evacuation procedures in case of a mass exodus from the building.
It is important for security guards to stay up-to-date on the latest safety procedures. This includes being familiar with emergency evacuation plans, recognizing active shooter and hostage situations, and knowing how to administer first aid in case of an injury.
Where can I learn about medical emergencies?
There are many resources available to security guards about medical emergencies. Security Guard Training Institute (SGTI) offers a self-study course called “Medical Emergency Basics for Security Guards.” Other organizations, such as the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council, offer similar courses with more in-depth information on specific topics. Additionally, many libraries have books on emergency preparedness that may be useful to security guards.