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Learn First Aid To Save Lives

Everyone should learn First Aid and be willing to administer basic care until emergency assistance arrives.

Learn First Aid To Save Lives

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Sep 2022 1:30 PM GMT

Vinod C Dixit

(dixitpatrakar@yahoo.in)

Every year on the second Saturday of September, World First Aid Day is observed to promote awareness about how first aid can save numerous lives. In the year 2000, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies established World First Aid Day.

First Aid is a life-saving technique which people prefer to save lives with minimal equipment. The phrase 'First Aid' refers to the fact that even if the injuries are serious and do require expert medical attention, the initial intervention can "literally mean the difference between life and death". First Aid includes simple procedures which are aided with some common sense. Knowing basic First Aid is an invaluable skill that everyone should know. Everyone should learn First Aid and be willing to administer basic care until emergency assistance arrives. First Aid knowledge is commonly used to manage minor injuries at home, work or play. First Aid kits are a crucial possession in all households. From slight abrasion to severe injuries, these kits can help lessen the possibility of infection and the extent of wounds. It enables you to assist persons who become injured in the event of an accident or emergency situation until help arrives. It is to be noted that almost anything that provides good visibility of contents can be used for a household First Aid kit. By knowing how to act – even just by employing simple techniques such as applying an ice pack correctly, or utilizing appropriate bandaging, we can help to relieve their discomfort. The main aim of First Aid is to preserve life, which involves essential practices to ensure the victim's safety. Delay of First Aid on the scene can worsen the situation and cause further harm. On the other hand, prompt First Aid can promote recovery, relieve pain and protect the unconscious. The Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure (ABCDE) approach is a systematic approach to the immediate assessment and treatment of critically ill or injured patients. The three basic parts of CPR are easily remembered as 'CAB' - C for compressions, A for airway, and B for breathing. Chest compressions can help the flow of blood to the heart, brain, and other organs. CPR begins with 30 chest compressions, followed by two rescue breaths.

Every year, millions of people are injured or killed as a result of inadequate and timely medical care. The objectives of a First Aid provider include "alleviating suffering, preserving life, preventing further injury or illness, and helping in recovery". First Aid effectively minimizes fatalities, injuries and impact during catastrophes and everyday situations. Its major objective is to save lives and prevent the disease from deteriorating. First Aid helps in reducing the chances of infections due to injuries and open wounds. A person who is trained to provide First Aid has the ability and confidence to react quickly to any injury, incident, or illness. The right support provided at the right time can save one from threatening and critical health complications and circumstances at a given place.

Injuries can occur anywhere and anytime. Easy access to a First Aid kit ensures you of the best safety.

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