Today I saw a FaceBook post from a friend. He's teaching first aid, and wanted to know what to teach along with that. This is my reply ....
a decade ago, my boss collapsed - Atrial Fibrillation. It took 18
minutes for the EMTs to arrive (that's a story for a different time).
One of my coworkers was a volunteer firefighter, had spent the past year
and a half I'd worked with her claiming how ready she was to deal with
coworker froze. I, along with a woman from the loan office housed next
to ours, did CPR and kept the boss going until the EMTs got there and
did the 'trained' person fail, while I could function (even tho' my CPR
training had been two decades earlier)? Because in ALL things I didn't
procrastinate, instead my habit was to deal with problems as them came
up (and try to head them off, of course, but that, too, is a story for a
different day. OTOH, my coworker was the youngest child of many, and
her siblings would usually step in to 'help' her if she was slow in
doing things, or her boyfriend would handle unpleasant things, etc.
the habit of handling problems (that you failed to prevent) as they
happen, so you don't freeze and act out the habit of putting things off
and having others handle them, is to me the most important thing to
learn along with the skills involved in first aid.