How often do you come across someone who is hurt or is injured? As humans, we are prone to injury, which often happens when we are not so mindful of things. In times like these, first aid comes to the rescue. First aid is immediate emergency care given to an injured person to prevent any further aggravation of the injury. In some cases, it can also help the injured stay alive.
First aid can be very helpful to save someone’s life in times of emergencies. To be a good first aider, you should be able to understand the nuances of first aid before giving it to someone. She/he should be able to assess the injury or the situation before giving any first aid treatment.
As a first responder, you are welcome to make medical decisions based on the injury but you also must promote the learning of first aid. First aid is given to prevent any further aggravation of an injury for the injured. Here are the 4Ps of first aid to note and abide by:
First respondents are very important in an event of emergency and accident. Though there are many responsibilities for a first aider, it is always important that they remember these 4Ps as well. These will help to understand how to deal with an injury.