Warning: Graphic Images, Strong Language, and Medical Procedures
In order to teach you how to use life-saving techniques, you need to see photos and videos involving real-life, traumatic injuries. Many of these photos are graphic in nature and some people may find them disturbing. Images are shown as representative samples in aid of teaching the material, not for shock value. If you want to learn to provide casualty care, in any setting, the first time you are confronted with a horrifying injury should not be when you are trying to save the life of your loved one.
To use the television rating system so you have a better understanding: This course is generally not suitable for people under 15. Content is STRONG in impact. If we were a paid-cable channel, you would probably expect to see the following advisory alphabet letters before the program:
V – used for programs depicting violence:
There are photos showing blown-up, shot, and wounded bodies from wartime combat, law enforcement encounters, and private citizen injuries and incidents. The first time you see wounded should not be when you are called upon to provide medical care.
L – used for programs with occasional coarse language:
Mike’s formative years were spent in the Army. And shit happens.
MP – used for programs containing medical procedures:
Including some casualties where their genitals are exposed as necessary to describe the information at hand, references to use of medications to treat casualties at the paramedic level, and videos demonstrating, for instance, bleeding patterns.
Parents should use caution in determining whether this class is appropriate for their older children to watch. Although my daughter saw the majority of the material by age 13, it was not all at once.