Basic first aid is essential knowledge in any household. It can help you cope in an emergency, can prevent a medical condition from worsening and can even save a life. From how to treat a bite or sting, right through to CPR it is crucial that everyone knows the fundamentals, and is taught them from an early age.
What is first aid?
First aid is simply the help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available. It can refer to everything from the basics of treating minor irritations to ABC’s of resuscitation (airways, breathing & CPR). It’s important that in an emergency, that you call for help as soon as it is safe to do so by dialing 000.
According to St Johns Australia, DRSABCD stands for:
Basic First Aid Kit Contents
It’s important to keep an at home first aid kit at hand for life’s little accidents. Ensure you keep it well stocked and easily available, but out of reach of children.
A number of completed first aid kits are available for purchase via first aid training providers and pharmacies.