Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Aims of First Aid

The First Aid has three main aims :

1. To Preserve life
2. To promote recovery; and
3. To prevent worsening of the casualty's condition
4. Arrange transportation to hospital, ( if necessary )

First Aid is based on scientific medicine and Surgery ; it is skilled assistance. But the First Aider is not a doctor. After the doctor takes charge the First Aider's responsibility ends. He can then stand by to help the doctor.

The first Aider should observe carefully, think clearly and act quickly. He should be calm, cool and confident. He should not get excited. He should ask someone to call a doctor/inform hospital immediately giving some details of cases involved. While waiting for the doctor, he should give First Aid methodically.

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