Basic first aid is something we should all know and be familiar with. It could make all the difference to how an injury is treated, and how well the person recovers in time. In some situations, it can help a person survive until experienced medical help arrives.
The best way to gain an understanding of basic first aid is to take a properly-recognised course. St John’s Ambulance offers such courses. Many employers also make arrangements for employees to go along and receive training in first aid. Some people who have taken the training have been able to help in situations where they would otherwise have been unable to do so, and it has made a real difference for many casualties.
Basic first aid training
Basic training will reveal how to look after a casualty until medical help arrives, and how to deal with more minor injuries. Bites, stings and sprains are among the conditions you will be better able to deal with once you have received this training.
First aid can save lives, which is one of the main reasons why people should get proper training whenever possible. There are also courses that are specific to first aid at work and in the workplace. You can ask your employer about these if you would like to get involved. You never know when someone might need first aid, and it can make all the difference to the situation. Not everyone will require medical attention, but first aid can ensure they are comfortable and receive some basic treatment for minor wounds and injuries.
Taking the right course of action after an injury
If you have been hurt in the last three years and received some first aid from someone at that time, you’ll know how vital and useful it can be. However, no matter how well you were treated, you may still be wondering if you could have avoided the injury in the first place.
Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help if you were injured and it was someone else’s fault. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to gain access to no-obligation advice that could clarify your situation. Don’t be left in doubt – find out for certain whether a compensation claim could be worth making in your case. We can assist you and answer any questions you may have, to ensure you know what to do next.
Date Published: January 25, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead