Why do we need first aid?
You need first aid because people get hurt, and wouldn’t it be nice if you could help them? What if your mom has a stroke right now….could you save her? How about if your uncle breaks his leg? First aid teaches you how to save not only strangers, but family and friends.
Everyone should learn at least some basic fundamental of first aid ability. You never know when you might need them – you could be at home, at work, at school or on holiday.
Whether it’s a minor situation or something more serious, first aid knowledge will give you the confidence to act. You could be the difference between life and death.
Why should you learn first aid?
- Gain the understanding, skills and confidence to act in an exigency
- Be a capital for your community:we all know about the high risk emergency events weâ€™re exposed to in the Territory. Whether it be your immediate family, people in your street or the broader community, having more people with first aid skills helps build a stronger and more resilient Territory community
- Stay up to date with correct therapy:Over time first aid treatments change and our memories fade so keeping up to date with your first aid certificates and refreshing your skills is vital
- Stay safe at work:Illness and injury can happen anywhere, anytime. With first aid knowledge you can be create a safe work environment and help meet your workplaceâ€™s safety requirements
- Start a career pathway into the health career:the first-hand experience you gain schooling first aid and using your skills could help you decide if you want to pursue a career in the health profession. It also demonstrates your commitment to a career in the health profession when it comes time to apply for jobs
- Anyone can learn first aid:no substance what your background or skill level you can learn first aid. First aid is a skill for every Territorial.
- You could be the different between life and death.
There are dozens of first aid kits available from many different suppliers. Here are the three main different types of kits:
-A small, basic kit for you car and bug out bag.
-An intermediate kit for around the home and for travelling.
-An extensive medical kit stored with your survival gear for use when going to a regular doctor or hospital is out of the question.
These are the main things inside a small basic first aid kit:
Iodine or similar prep pads
Alcohol prep pads
Medical adhesive tape
Aspirin and/or non-aspirin pain relievers
here are the things inside an intermediate kit:
(includes more of each of the above items)
Larger adhesive bandages
Smelling salts or ammonia inhalants
Ace-type bandages for strains and sprains
Several sizes of sterile pads
Rolls of gauze
Snake bite poison extractor
Rubber (latex) gloves
Basic first aid instructions
here are the things inside a more advanced medical kit:
(includes all the above)
Special bandages, such as conforming, trauma and field dressings
Rubbing alcohol for sterilization
Sterile sutures, in several sizes
Instant hot pack
Instant cold pack
In-depth first aid/surgical guide
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