What is First Aid?

  • First Aid refers to the initial assistance or care provided to a person who has been injured or has suddenly fallen ill. It is the first and immediate help given to the affected person before professional medical help arrives. 

The primary objective of First Aid is to;

  •  preserve life, 
  • prevent the condition from worsening, 
  • and promote recovery and 
  • to ease discomfort.

First Aid can range from providing basic care for minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises, to administering lifesaving techniques, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and applying an automated external defibrillator (AED). The most important aspect of First Aid is to assess the situation and provide the necessary care as quickly and safely as possible.

First Aid can be provided by anyone with basic knowledge and training in first aid, such as a bystander, a family member, or a trained professional. It is an essential life skill that can make a significant difference in saving someone’s life or reducing the severity of an injury or illness.

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