What to remember when giving first-aid care

Updated: Feb 4

First Aid Care

Accidents and injuries are unpredictable. You may be the first person at the scene of a mishap or casualty and have to give aid and assistance. Knowledge is the key to giving proper first aid care.

A person trained in first aid care can:

Help save lives - gives them the confidence to control themselves so they can take immediate action.

Allow the rescuer to provide the victim comfort - bring immediate relief to the patient and stabilize them until emergency help arrives.

Provide tools to prevent the situation from becoming worse and collects relevant information for emergency personnel. If a first aid kit is not available household items may be used.

Creates confidence to care - builds skills and abilities in first aid care.

Encourages healthy and safe living - better able to assess surroundings and be safer.

What is first aid care?