First Aid at Adonai College
What is First Aid?
First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.
It gives you tools to prevent the situation from becoming worse. In some situations if a patient doesn’t receive basic first aid care immediately their situation will deteriorate – often rapidly. By being able to provide basic care you can stabilize a patient until emergency medical services arrives.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is first aid short answer?
First aid is emergency care given immediately to an injured person. The purpose of first aid is to minimize injury and future disability. In serious cases, first aid may be necessary to keep the victim alive.
What is first aid definition?
When you provide basic medical care to someone experiencing a sudden injury or illness, it’s known as first aid. In some cases, first aid consists of the initial support provided to someone in the middle of a medical emergency. This support might help them survive until professional help arrives.
What is first aid and example?
First aid is defined as medical assistance provided to a person who has suffered a medical emergency. Cleaning a cut and putting a bandage on it is an example of first aid.
What are the types of first aid?
Emergency First Aid – includes the content for Basic First Aid involving life threatening injuries. Focus is on Airway, Breathing and Circulatory emergencies and prevention of such. This course comes with CPR A (Adult skills) or CPR C (Adult, Child and Infant skills).
What is first aid course?
You’ll learn how to examine a casualty, use a defibrillator, familiarize yourself with basic life support and learn how to control bleeding and trauma. These provide the skills to overcome a potentially threatening situation long enough for medically trained individuals to arrive on scene.
What are the three main purposes of first aid?
The aims of first aid are to preserve life, prevent harm, and promote recovery. In first aid, ABC stands for airway, breathing, and circulation. The recovery position helps minimize further injury.
How long is a first aid course?
‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ course has one session of 6 or 7 hours. It is a One-day course with theoretical and practical elements. EFAW training certificates are valid for three years. This training provides you with basic life-saving first aid skills.
Can I study first aid without matric?
We offer the following Childcare courses you can study with no matric: First Aid Course. Crèche Management Courses. Child Day Care Courses.
Why is first aid important in schools?
Teachers and students with basic first aid knowledge are likely to be more alert and aware of surrounding risks. First aid training promotes a sense of safety and makes sure that you will not become vulnerable to accidents and injuries. It makes you capable of managing incidents and does assessments of the casualties.
What is the most important thing in first aid?
Perhaps the most well-known, and most important first aid skill—CPR. Learning CPR is very simple, it takes about five minutes, and it could save a life. CPR is short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation—it provides artificial ventilation that can preserve brain function, blood circulation, and breathing in a person.
What is first aid tools?
plasters in a variety of different sizes and shapes. small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings. at least 2 sterile eye dressings. triangular bandages. crêpe rolled bandages.
What is important in first aid box?
Dressings and bandages (gauze role, sterile gauze pads, eye pad, roll of adhesive tape, elastic bandage for sprains, sterile cotton balls and swabs). Over-the-counter medicine for cuts, burns, and injuries. Special medicines for members of your household. Latex gloves.
How many levels are there in first aid?
First Aid level 1 is the starting point to the three levels of first aid, and is usually the minimum requirement to be met by companies when being inspected by governing bodies such as the Department of Labour.
Does first aid training include CPR?
Basic CRP and AED is part of the course content of almost all of our First Aid Courses. The Emergency First Aid, First Aid at Work & First Aid Requalification will all teach you how to preserve life through CPR on a casualty.
What qualifications does a first aider need?
What training does an appointed person / first aider person need? Appointed persons don’t have to be formally trained, but we recommend they take an appointed persons course. First aiders must be qualified (and hold a current certificate) in first aid at work or emergency first aid at work.