Here is our list of the top 3 excellent benefits of completing a First Aid course:
A first aid course will teach you the skills you need to be equipped for any emergency. Adept Training runs the HLTAID003 Provide first aid course. With this unit of competency, you will be provided with the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty.
You Will Have The Confidence To Provide First Aid
When an emergency presents itself, people can sometimes fail to provide adequate care and attention to the injured person. Often, the bystander is fearful that they may not respond appropriately and do the wrong thing, which can cause further injury to the casualty. This response results from the fear and anxiety people experience when faced with a crisis. This can also mean a delay in response to a casualty, which may be critical. With adequate training, you can learn how to overcome these fears, and the skills required to appropriately react in such a situation. You will also learn the ability to maintain your composure so that you can help the injured person feel more at ease.
It Will Teach You How To Respond Quickly
When a traumatic incident occurs, the time that it takes someone to respond can be extremely critical. Often, the victim of the accident or illness will require immediate attention. Your initial response is highly critical and the first thing you should do is check if the person is conscious. Note how they respond when you talk to them, squeeze their shoulder, or touch their hand. You should also check for wounds, check for signs of obstructed breathing, and, if required, apply pressure to any wounds. Knowing what to do in those first few minutes of any emergency can make all the difference to the person’s life.
You Will Benefit Both Your Workplace and Community
Today, a lot of employers require you to have undertaken some type of First Aid training, but even if your employer or potential employer does not formally request this, you would open yourself up to more job prospects once you become qualified. You can improve your opportunities in securing a new job. You can also meet the requirements of an existing position that may require you to have these qualifications. This unit applies to all workers who are required to provide first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. As well as this, being certified in First Aid makes you more valuable in your overall community. The fact that you become trained in First Aid means that you better your chances of being able to help save someone else’s life.
3 Ps of First Aid
There are 3 Ps of First Aid that will provide you with the ability to determine first aid treatments and priorities. Having the ability to remember the three P’s of first aid will help the first aider to prioritise the things that are most important to the victim.
- Preserve Life: The main priority at any emergency scene should be to preserve the life of the injured person. Upon assessment of an emergency scenario for hazards and dangers, first aid responders should begin the C-A-B procedure. The C-A-B procedure translates to Circulation, Airway and Breathing. By following this simple procedure, the first aider can assess the quality of the person’s circulation, ensure the victim has an airway, and make sure that the person is still breathing. If required, perform CPR until medical professionals arrive.
- Prevent Deterioration: If you are a first aider at any emergency scene, your main responsibility is to place the casualty in a safe and comfortable position. This will assist in keeping the patient stable without their condition worsening before emergency medical technicians arrive. You can achieve this by providing comfort to the victim and preventing further injury by applying suitable first-aid techniques.
- Promote Recovery: After first aid treatment has been applied, the first aid responder should attempt to relieve the patient’s pain and take steps that will help the recovery process.