What is First Aid
FIRST AID is the immediate or initial assistance given to someone who is injured or has suddenly been taken ill before the arrival of qualified medical assistance.
The whole point of First Aid is to SAVE LIFE using the skilled application of accepted principles of treatment using facilities and materials available at the time.
The Aim of First Aid
Remember the “3 P’s”:
- Preserve Life – Check airway, breathing and circulation.
- Prevent the Condition from Worsening – Prioritize and treat life threatening conditions first. Do not move the casualty unless necessary.
- Promote Recovery – Relieve pain, discomfort & anxiety. Reassure the casualty and arrange medical assistance.