The person who needs help could be you, your family member, a colleague or a stranger on the street. First aid skills help you recognise the emergency and initiate assistance. In life-threatening situations or when you think the situation may be dangerous, call the emergency number 112 immediately.
If many people can help, divide the tasks. For example, at the scene of a traffic accident, one can start assessing the situation and giving first aid while the others call 112 and warn others of the incident to prevent further damage and injuries, for example, in a case of a traffic accident.
First aid is part of a chain of assistance, and it is also important to prevent accidents and to recognise early symptoms of illnesses. Everyone can give first aid.
Learn first aid and practise your skills independently or on a first aid course. Emergency Hub provides a quick guide to first aid and also gives information on where to find first aid training. When first aid is needed, there is no time to waste! Learn first aid and save lives!
Follow Mary through emergency medical service
Sally keeps protecting Mary’s head with her hands while the security guard goes to meet the paramedics at the door, as instructed by the Emergency Response Centre operator.
It seems that Mary’s convulsions are becoming milder. The operator tells Sally that if the convulsions end, Mary should be placed in a recovery position making sure that her airways are clear. To finish the call, the operator asks Sally to call again, if the situation changes for the worse. Sally is then given permission to finish the call. Shortly after the call, Mary’s seizure eases off. Sally turns Mary into the recovery position, as instructed in the first aid course, and makes sure that Mary’s airways are clear so that she can breathe freely…