First Aid Top 10 Tips

  1. Protect yourself first so always look for danger before going to a casualty’s aid.
  2. It is important to ask the casualty’s consent before giving first aid. However, if the casualty is unconscious the law allows you to assume that they give consent to your help.
  3. Make the most of your bystanders. The majority of them will have mobile phones. Get them to make the important calls whilst you treat the casualty.
  4. Gently tip the head back and lift the chin to open an airway.
  5. If there are multiple casualties, the casualty who is quietest is likely to be the one who needs treating first.
  6. Count the number of casualties. This information is vital for emergency services.
  7. Minimise infection risks. If possible wash hands before and after administering first aid and wear disposable gloves.
  8. Be prepared. Carry a first aid kit in your car.
  9. Recognise your limitations.
  10. Always reassure your casualty.

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