oh the Oscars. Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, they take the world by storm for a few hours every year. It’s an opportunity for Hollywood to honor the best of the best in a seemingly increasing number of categories (or does the show itself just somehow get longer?), and at home we enjoy a compilation of speeches that are given, dresses that are tripped on, and shiny trophies that are handed out.
However, there was a bit of a twist to the Oscars this year. One that wasn’t seen on stage or on the red carpet. It happened backstage. A security officer started to suffer from a seizure. Nope, this wasn’t a quick filming for an upcoming movie, this was really happening.
Charlize Theron happened to be backstage and witnessed the security officer start to fall. Apparently he was taken care of quickly, and medical personnel showed up quickly, but this does present itself for us to have a little conversation about what one might do in this situation.
CHECK – CALL – CARE
Check the scene and check the person
Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number
Care for the person based on the conditions you find
To make sure you know what to do in an emergency situation, you can take a First Aid Class and download our First Aid App to your smartphone. You never know, maybe you’ll be a seat filler at the Oscars and you’ll need to perform CPR on the celebrity next to you. Or, more realistically, you’ll be able to respond to an emergency situation in your home or office (which is where most of these incidents occur).