Emergency care provided to a victim of sudden illness or injury, using available equipments and facillities, until proper medical aid is available.First aid must be administered as quickly as possible. In the case of the critically injured, a few minutes can make the difference between complete recovery and loss of life.
Objectives ( Aims ) of First Aid
- Preserve patient life: Airway, Breathing and Circulation.
- Prevent deterioation. Ensure that the patient condition does not worsen, especially through careless handling.
- Promote patient recovery. Provide correct treatment, management, nursing and reassurance (TLC).
He is someone who has completed a theoretical & practical instruction course, and padded a professionally supervised examination.