Five points why first aid Training is essential in today's world
Concept of first aid
If question is asked to common people, "What is first aid?" You will be surprised to hear different views and answers from each one of them. Some one will say doing bandage on a cut, applying burn cream, giving CPR or calling an ambulance. No body is sure "What one has to do in case of any injury''?
Most of will wonder "Is first aid necessary"? In today's world where healths care facilities are at door step with super specialty hospitals in abundance. Why we require first aid training? Why so much importance is now a day is given to first aid? Where it is applicable?
These are few of many questions that came up in our mind. The answer lies in only one word it "Saves the life of a human being". First aid is not a set of skill which is taught instead it also contain the quick and appropriate response to a specific illness or injury. Some times a casualty do not require any external help and he himself can do sufficient first aid as in case of small cut and bruise where simple bandage is enough. It has broad range of medical condition where procedure of starting CPR or even defibrillation for a heart attack is also included apart from the simple help.
Summoning medical help is also a very valuable act on part of first aider. So in most of the cases first aid generally means that one should get expert medical help for a casualty as quickly as possible with out delay.