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Last updated date: 04th Mar 2024
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What is First Aid?

The health and well-being of a person are very important. There are some cases where the health of a person suffers due to some accidents or other external factors. In these cases, it is very important to provide immediate care to the person because sometimes this can save the life of the individual.


Image of First aid kit

First aid is the immediate help that is given in an emergency situation to the individual. First aid helps in minimizing the injury and in worst cases can help in saving the life of the individual. 


Principles of First Aid

There are four principles of first aid management. These are listed below: 

  1. We should stay calm in the situation. We should not take unnecessary risks for ourselves and not even for the injured person. 

  2. We should be able to manage the situation so that we can give safe access to the hospital and the nearest doctor to the patient. 

  3. We should manage the injured person by the guidance mentioned in the box.

  4. Try to follow the procedure in a step by step method. 


Image of a doctor carrying a first aid box

Objectives of First Aid

First aid is the first help that is provided to the person who has met with an accident. It is the first care that is provided to the patient. There are 5 objectives of first aid. They are listed below:

  • Preserve life

  • Prevent the escalation of injury

  • Recovery promotion

  • Relief against pain

  • Help in protecting the person in an injured state


An individual giving first aid

Importance of First Aid

There are many cases when accidents happen and there is no doctor or hospital nearby. In those cases, first aid becomes very important as it helps to give immediate care to the patient and in some cases can be the difference between life and death. The five most important points of first aid are mentioned below: 

  • First aid helps to save the lives of individuals.

  • The victim is provided comfort by the rescuer.

  • First aid acts as a tool in which the situation can be prevented from becoming worse. 

  • It gives us confidence and a sense of care for others.

  • Healthy and safe living is encouraged by the help of first aid.


Image showing the procedure to follow after a burn

Types of First Aid

As we read above about the importance of first aid. We will now look at the different types of first aid. There are three types of first aid. They are:

  • Emergency First Aid: When an individual meets life-threatening injuries, then in that condition this first aid is used. Breathing emergencies are mostly taken care of in this first aid.

  • Standard First Aid: This is the most common type of first aid. Mainly focuses on wound care and head injuries. 

  • Child Care First Aid: This first aid is provided by daycare providers. Child illness and safety are concerned in this type of first aid. 


Materials in the first aid box

Uses of First Aid Box

The first aid box can be used to treat major and minor injuries. 

The major injuries are:

  • Gunshot wound

  • Skin burns

  • Crushed or dislocated limb

  • Broken bone


The minor injuries are:

  • Cuts and scrapes

  • Minor burns

  • Minor eye irritations

  • Sprains and strains

  • Eye injuries


The first aid box can be used to treat these injuries and in some cases save the life of the individual. 


Conclusion

The health and well-being of an individual are very important. Sometimes due to accidents, there are some injuries that take place. To prevent a relief against these injuries, first aid is very important. This is the first help that can be provided to the individual in the case of emergencies and injuries. A basic first aid course should be completed by each and every individual so that can be helpful in these situations. Read safety and first aid question answers to know more about it.


Facts About First Aid

Some facts about first aid are: 

  • We should never put our head back during a nose bleed as this could potentially bring the blood down our throat and then into the stomach and cause feelings of nausea and vomiting. 

  • When treating any swellness, always apply cold things and not hot. 

  • Never apply butter to a burn, this could make the burn worse. 

FAQs on Safety Tips for Kids

1. What is the time duration to learn the basic first aid course?

The time duration of the basic first aid course depends on the institution and also varies from person to person. The basic course is of 18 contact hours duration. This included an assessment of the individual. Breaks are excluded from this time. Approximately six hours a day is the correct time. 

2. What are the things that must be present in a first aid box?

The things that must be present in a first aid box are:

  • Adhesive plasters

  • Safety pins

  • Paramedic shears

  • Examination glove pairs

  • Pocket face mask

  • Crepe bandages

  • Sterile water

  • Sterile eye pads