An Overview on First Aid Training

An Overview on First Aid Training

An Overview on First Aid Training

First aid actually refers to two specifically dissimilar medical needs. One is “emergency” first aid and the other is “non-emergency” first aid. In the same way, the first aid training for each one is unique and different. The first type will require advance first aid training certification, while the latter may simply need common sense to perform.

Emergency first aid” refers to the aid given to life-threatening medical emergencies, which can either be an injury or illness. After this type of first aid is given, a more sophisticated medical care will be provided. Emergency first aid generally includes CPR, responding to “anaphylactic shock”, controlling severe bleeding, broken bone splinting, and clearing airway obstructions.

On the other hand, “non-emergency” first aid refers to treatment initiated for minor medical needs, and one can do this by themselves. One may not or may seek advanced medical assistance after this initial response. Non-emergency first aid includes cleaning and bandaging abrasions or cuts, controlling minor bleeding, and taking over-the-counter medicines for minor allergies or pain.

Associations like National Safety Council, American Heart Association, and American Red Cross are teaching emergency first aid training. There are only a few courses intended for “non-emergency” first aid, as it’s the type of thing that one can learn through the Internet or by using common sense.

To obtain the optimum from emergency first aid training, it is essential to know when and how to summon assistance. The preferred way is through 911, but misconceptions on calling 911 can make it much harder than expected. In situations of “non-emergency” first aid, there is always the availability of helpful information sources like calling the physician’s office or the searching the Internet.

On the whole, much of first aid is about rationality, and many people are sure to learn several elements as they undergo life, like knowing how to apply adhesive bandages to small cuts. Nevertheless, effective and successful life-saving first aid techniques will require hands-on training taught by experts, particularly when it relates to possible fatal injuries and illnesses.

With regards to first aid training, it’s more useful when it is acquired before any actual emergency. While there are lots of countries that have emergency ambulance dispatchers providing basic first aid advice on the phone while on the way to the emergency area, it is still important to have first-hand knowledge and training.

Adequately trained persons, still attend refresher courses or re-certification because of regular changes to protocols and procedures that are based on the latest clinical knowledge. First aid training, is an essential tool to saving lives –even your own. So get yourself ready for emergencies by getting first aid training.

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Adam is the lead trainer at First Aid and Safety Training, with a background in the Military and the Police he has a wealth of first hand experience and knowledge about First Aid. If you have any questions about First Aid or our training courses, all you need to do is send us a message online or give us a call on 0191 7166601.

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