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Training in First Aid and Basic Life support

First Aid and Basic Life Support Training

Unpleasant though it may be, the fact remains that accidents happen. Even as a bystander, it is horrifying experience confirming that, an accident is not a pleasant sight.

If an accident occurs in the workplace, school, or home, you cannot be a helpless witness, since simply standing by can potentially worsen the situation. This is why it’s important to have at least a basic knowledge of First Aid. At its most basic.
First Aid is the initial assistance given to a victim of injury or illness. Comprised of relatively simple techniques that can be performed with rudimentary equipment. First Aid is usually carried out by a layperson until professional medical assistance arrives.

Providing quick medical treatment until professional assistance arrives. The importance of first aid is hard to over emphasise. Among the major benefits of First Aid are the following:

• It affords people with the ability to provide help during various emergency situations.
If someone ingests hazardous substances, or suffers health-related issues like a heart attack, or if a natural disaster occurs, a person knowledgeable in First Aid becomes more than just another bystander. Instead, they become an invaluable support not only to victims, but also to professional emergency responders and medical practitioners.

• First Aid helps ensure that the right methods of administering medical assistance are provided. Knowing how to help a person is just as important in emergency situations. It only takes six minutes for the human brain to expire due to lack of oxygen. As such, ineptitude and or misinformation can/or not be of any help to a person in need of medical assistance.

• Knowledge in First Aid also benefits the individuals themselves.
Whether the emergency affects themselves directly, or involves people they live and work with, First Aid stems the severity of an emergency in a given time and place.

Accidents will always happen. Because of this, properly-trained individuals and the right First Aid equipment help ensure better safety for everyone. Without proper first aid, a simple injury could turn into something much more severe. Many fatalities resulting from accidents and emergency situations result from lack of immediate medical treatment. First Aid doesn’t just facilitate recovery, it helps save lives.

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