This Article is about the basics of First Aid and CPR/AED Safety Training delivered by Mr. Fasik Ahmed, HSE Trainer from Green World Group, KSA. The below video gives detailed explanation on Basic First Aid training.
Now, about CPR & First Aid even after me providing this course to you and you do not become a medical professional. I providing this course does not make me a medical professional. I don’t become a doctor.
But what is the point of this course then?
First aid is a basic necessity to every human being and everyone should have the knowledge to provide basic first aid for what purpose to preserve or to keep a person alive just for two things to occur either you get to the hospital or the ambulance comes to you.
We need to take these steps as quickly as possible and as competently as possible to keep that person alive and not create as many problems or not create secondary problems.
What is First Aid?
“It’s the first help that you would provide to aid someone in case of sickness, injury or close to fatality.”
Importance of first aid
First purpose is to preserve life
To keep that life/ that person alive as long enough again two things to happen either you get that person to the hospital or, when it comes to you.
Second purpose of the First Aid is to prevent secondary complications
One of the simplest way I can explain this to you is that the first thing you see when you open the first aid kit, you should be the medical gloves. The medical gloves save both of us, the victim as well as you apply on a first aid.
We never have the time to stop what we’re doing and we never have the time in case of an emergency to tell the individual, okay, hold on a second have to go wash my hands and come back quickly. It’s not possible.
We shouldn’t waste our time doing that. So the first thing we do is put on the gloves because our hands might not be a lot of bacteria or germs that can infect the individual’s wound. But not only that, we must protect ourselves from a blood borne pathogens that can be transmitted from the bleeding victim.
Again, we stay at the problem at hand and we don’t create more complications along the way.
Then comes the third purpose of the first aid kit is to promote speedy recovery
As soon as our human body gets hurt, we take care of it, we apply bandage, we sanitize it, start the healing process because our human body will regenerate as quickly as we apply first aid properly.
Here are the three major purposes
Prevent secondary complications
Usually people would hesitate helping others because of legal reasons, people would say I couldn’t save this person while helping him, he passes a way then I will be legally obliged to be sued.
But there is a “Good Samaritan law” that is universally practiced, which is generally that if you’re doing it for good intention, if you were trying to help an individual or you’re trying to assist in saving that person’s life.
What is Good Samaritan law?
According to the Good Samaritan law, you will be pardoned. And despite you, despite you save that individual or that person is not able to be saved. But our mental consciousness would always be that what if we tried? So for those reasons, we must always try helping people as much as we can for Good Samaritan reasons.
Do’s & Don’ts of universal precautions for first aider?
I want to talk about just the don’ts
During the pandemic, everyone is wearing masks but the universal don’ts
We must never prescribe any medicine because we’re not doctors, unless you are a doctor and you can prescribe someone medicine.
First aid kit is general it’s for everyone. There should be no edible medicine in there except for one which is aspirin and why aspirin is there?
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And the second thing that you should never declared that person gives up before you.
So we don’t have the right to declare death. Even when they get to the hospital, they will do as many things as possible to keep this person from dying. But after trying everything and if they do fail, then they will declare their perceptive.
But we don’t have the right to say that our job is try as much as we can, because sometimes it will take 20 or 30 cycles of CPR to revive someone. Sometimes it’ll take maybe a one, two or maybe five, but we should not give up. We should keep trying.