Live from Baghdad

My adventures in Iraq.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Iraq First Aid

One of our training courses at Fort Bliss was 'Emergency First Aid.' The course was intended to teach us what to do as first responders to an attack. Of course, they don't expect you to become a trauma surgeon in one day but they teach you how to tie a tourniquet and treat shock.

At the beginning of the course, the instructor told us, "We don't teach CPR. This is war, if he ain't breathing, help someone who is."

Fun stuff.