At work, injuries and illnesses kill about 2.2 million people in the world each year. In the US, about one-third of all injuries and 20% of injury deaths occur at home. 82% of parents would not know what to do if their children choke on food, burned themselves or drowned in their own back yard.
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Safe practices at work, home, and play can prevent many injuries, illnesses, and deaths. However, once injury or sudden illness has occurred, effective first aid can make the difference between a rapid or prolonged recovery, a temporary or permanent disability, and even life or death. The most critical decision you will make is whether to get involved when a medical emergency has occurred. It is normal to feel hesitant because you are unsure of your ability to help.
You might hesitate because you feel like you are alone in helping. You are only the first link in a progressive chain of emergency care. Your involvement lasts only until relieved by another first aid provider or responding EMS providers – in most cases, a very short period of time.
You might hesitate for fear of making things worse. Your basic first aid training provides you with sound knowledge and skills designed only to help – and not harm – those in need.
You might also hesitate because you think you don’t have a lot of medical knowledge. Extensive medical knowledge is not necessary. First aid skills are based on common sense and simple, effective procedures that can be easily learned and safety applied.
Finally, you might hesitate because others have already stopped to help. It never hurts to see if additional assistance is needed. Other bystanders may not have any first aid training or may be hesitant to provide care.
A general impression is a quick sense of what has occurred, or is occurring, when you first observe an emergency scene. This impression can help guide you in your approach. At First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan, we offer training courses such as First Aid, CPR & AED for Adults, Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED, CPR and AED for All (Adult, Children & Infants), Emergency Oxygen First Aid, First Aid Instructor Development Course, Bloodborne Pathogens. To find out more or book a course, contact us today on 0345 5656307 or send an email to email@example.com
For Your Health & Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan
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