Anytime there is a gathering of people, there is a risk of injury; either from a person that has a predisposed medical condition that just happens to exacerbate at that moment, or the very popular boy vs. wall (wall almost always wins).
The best way to deal with either is to have a trained medical team on hand to help the sick or injured at their most needed time.
Most organizations just hope that someone will be nearby when a medical emergency occurs. Instead of hoping that the lady that usually sits in the back on the left (someone said she was once a nurse), is available, make sure your organization is covered with a skilled, trained, scheduled, medical team any time there is a scheduled meeting or special event taking place.
These trained professionals come from within your own organization to enable them to be even more caring and responsive to the needs of each other. Many times in this situation they are caring for friends, neighbors, or even family. The caregivers of the medical response team are able to provide basic first aid to anyone on property according to the Good Samaritan Act as BLS providers. As such, no medications are to be distributed by the medical team, other than life-saving medications (such as an epi-pen); in that case, the team member may be called upon to assist the patient in self-medication.
When the bell rings, and class has concluded; or when the speaker says “you’re dismissed,” do you dread the gridlock that ensues in the church parking lot??
With a highly trained Parking Team, you can decrease the wait time for the trip home, sometimes by half. Not only are you able to get out faster, but the incoming arrival of the masses can be much more pleasant and organized, making for a much better experience by all.
By staffing a volunteer Parking Team from your own people, you can help everyone reach their destination quicker and with a smile and a nod.
This team can also notify greeters and welcome teams of visitors so as to make first contact much more pleasant for visitors. The goal is to make coming in and going out less frustrating. And maybe, just maybe, you will still be able to get your favorite table at Bob Evans when you leave.