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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.


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.