We are not aware of the importance of first aid knowledge in an emergency situation. Knowing how we have to react in an unexpected moment can help save lives.
Emergency situations can occur at any time, whether to a person who has suffered a choking, a victim who has had a traffic accident or a person who has suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest.
In any of the above cases, performing first aid techniques during the first minutes is crucial to keeping the victim alive. During this first minute, if we act correctly, we can prevent many consequences.
What is first aid?
First aid is first actions and sanitary measures carried out by non-expert personnel that an injured or sick person will receive, and that, later, will be attended by health personnel. The first health response we make can be vital.
La main purpose One of these is being able to maintain the vital signs of the victim at first, before professional health care arrives. We have to look at minimizing the damage, ensuring that the least possible sequelae are left by the injured.
The main task is not only to make the first cures, but also to provide psychological care to the victim and his companions.
La need to act quickly and appropriately We can only do it if we have knowledge of first aid, hence its importance. For this reason, it is so important to know how to react and what we have to do.
A bad practice can be very harmful to the victim, causing more damage and the consequences being even worse. For this reason, we always say in our formations that when in doubt, do not play the hero.
During this attention to the victim It is not intended that we be able to save his life, simply that we know how to maintain the vital signs of the injured to minimize the risks and with it the sequelae that may occur.
Steps to take when offering help to a victim
The emergency services recommend applying a series of behaviors when attending to an accident victim: Protect, Warn and Help.
- First of all you must protect to the injured People with no prior knowledge should not attempt to rescue the victim as they risk becoming new victims. Thus, the first step is to mark the area of the accident with lights and emergency triangles in order to avoid being hit by other vehicles that are passing through the same site.
- The second step that must be carried out is avisar, contact the emergency services as soon as possible to assist the accident victim, this includes: toilets, Civil Guard, Police...
- In third place, help the victim effectively, applying first aid techniques of which you are familiar. In the event that you do not have such knowledge, it is preferable to stay close to the victim but not perform any maneuver or technique to revive him.
Training in first aid
En Neosalus we are aware of the importance of first aid and for this reason, we offer several first aid training courses with the aim of sensitizing people and making them aware of the procedures that must be followed when offering care to a victim.
Within the initial and continuous we must find both a theoretical part that aims to instruct the person so that they know what to do, and a practical part in which material is used to be able to provide a more realistic and quality training.
However, it must be borne in mind that within the first aid training We can find different variants: training focused on the care of a victim through the use of defibrillators and training more directed at basic first aid.
We trust that every day, we can all learn together to save lives. Remember that saving a life can be in your hands!