Just wanted to throw out the question about performing First aid while not being certified in anything and how legal that is and how much protection is afforded by Good Samaritan Laws.
A Little Background: my Red Cross Advanced First Aid/First Responder/ CPR/ AED cert lapsed a while ago (4+ Years) But I'm wondering what liability I would have if I were to do basic trauma care like using a TQ or Chest Seal in the case of a range accident/ Hunting Accident/ or Home Defense scenario where the intruder was incapacitated but not killed. Obviously I'm not talking about anything like using a decompression needle or trying to set a bone, but simply trying to stabilize the victim and stop bleeding while waiting for EMS to arrive.
Also, there are a lot of tactical med. classes out there, but as far as I can tell, most do not issue a certification so what would be the ramifications of performing some of that advanced stuff by a non LEO/Mil guy after getting some of that training?
Edited by Thunder7, 05 January 2016 - 01:48 PM.