First Aid - an introduction

First Aid – An Introduction

 

 

 

Definition of First Aid:

 

The initial assistance or treatment given to a casualty for any injury or sudden illness before the arrival of an ambulance, doctor or other qualified person.

 

Aim of First Aid:

 

• To preserve life

• Limit the effects of the condition

• Promote recovery

 

Responsibilities of the First Aider:

 

• To assess quickly and safely and summon help

• To identify as far as possible what is affecting the casualty

• To give early, appropriate and adequate treatment in a sensible order of priority

 

 

Remember:

 

• First Aid is not an exact science and is therefore open to human error and circumstances beyond our control.

• Some conditions can lead to death – even in the best hands.

 

 

 

DO YOU BEST AND WHAT YOU BELIEVE TO BE CORRECT

 

SUMMONING HELP IS AS IMPORTANT A PART OF FIRST AID AS GIVING CARE

 

 

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