Basic First Aid
The importance of first aid information and training has been highlighted in a great number of studies. However, in our country, the number of people equipped with knowledge and skills related to first aid is still not enough. Increasing the number of people with first aid information and skills will serve three purposes of first aid: keeping alive, preventing the condition from worsening, and promoting recovery. Thousands of people lose their lives or suffer because of late, inadequate or improper first aid intervention. The period between the time of incident and arrival time of healthcare professionals plays an important role in survival of the victim. For instance, while airways obstruction kills an individual in a very short time (3-4 minutes), it may take an ambulance more than 8 minutes to arrive at the scene. That is why people at the scene may have to do first aid without losing time. To do basic first aid, there is a need for basic knowledge of first aid.
This four-week course includes the following components:
Week 1. Basics of First Aid:
Definition of first aid, key skills, chain of survival, ABCs of first aid, scene of the incident, primary and secondary assessment of the victim.
Week 2. Adult Basic Life Support:
Basic interventions for breathing and circulation support
Week 3. Pediatric Basic Life Support:
First aid in airway obstruction, basic interventions for breathing and circulation support
Week 4. First Aid for Bleeding and Chest Injuries:
Definition of bleeding, types of bleeding, first aid interventions for bleeding, and bleeding for chest injuries