It is always said that fortune favors the prepared. When it comes to emergency situations, this is very true. In the event that you or someone around you is injured, it always pays to know first aid. Naturally, this will be the focus of today’s article.
We firmly believe that people in general need to know at least a few basic first aid tips. Here are some of our favorites:
For Cuts or Scrapes
Cuts and scrapes can happen pretty much anywhere. Anyone can take a tumble at any given time. When someone has a minor cut or a scrape, it is always good to apply gentle pressure to stem the bleeding. For light cuts or scrapes, the bleeding will usually stop after a few moments of continued pressure on the affected area.
If the cut is deep and the bleeding has not stopped after around 5-10 minutes or so, it is always best to seek additional medical aid. Have someone call 911. Do not remove the pressure from the wound. If you are using a cloth to stem the blood and it has become soaked through, do not attempt to replace it. Any release in the pressure may mean a significant loss of blood for the injured person.
For Signs of Heat Exhaustion
This is important to remember whenever in the midst of summer or if you are in a hot room. When you or someone around you has started to feel dizzy, it is best to remove yourself from the direct sunlight or the warm room.
Seek shade and get off your feet. It is important to elevate the feet or the legs of the heat exhausted person. Have them drink water. If you have a rag or cloth, wet it with water and press it on the forehead or nape of the afflicted. The body temperature of a heat exhausted person needs to be cooled down.
The key is to not panic. You can always be surprised but the person who keeps their calm during emergency situations is the one that can help the most. When it comes to sudden events where someone is injured, receiving speedy first aid can actually mean the difference between life and death. If you do not presently know any first aid tips, we hope that today’s discussion helped you a lot.
Try to look around your local area for any first aid classes. It always, always, always pays to learn first aid. What sort of first aid tips do you know of?