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Pocket-sized Innovation

Air Force Staff Sgt. Julia DaSilva, the COVID Cell flight chief, discusses how her innovative reference tool came to fruition.

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --

The first few moments are vital when it comes to administering life-saving emergency medical care. Refresher training for Basic Life Support (BLS) is required every two years to maintain certification, but anyone could be thrust into a difficult situation with someone’s life in their hands at any moment. In a life-threatening emergency, forgetting the proper procedures to administer could be a major problem.