Life is precious and can be lived only once in this wonderful world. It might happen sometimes that either any one of us or even a third person can meet with an accident or suffer from sudden onset of some health problem such as a heart attack or loss of breath or any such unforeseen problem. If you happen to be around there, then the first instinct will be to call for an ambulance or take the person to the nearby hospital. This will be your immediate reaction if you are not aware of first aid or do not hold a valid first aid certificate to provide instant assistance to the suffering person. Sometimes, it might so happen that the person’s condition might deteriorate before reaching the hospital, and even breathe the last or leave this world once for all.
It is precisely to handle these unforeseen circumstances instantly that one should learn the techniques of first aid. First aid is the immediate attention that should be given to a person who meets or encounters such unexpected health-related problems. The primary aim of first aid to preserve life, prevent further deterioration, and promote health – the three P’s.
You need not have any special qualification to administer or provide instant first aid assistance to any person who is in trouble. The techniques of first aid are simple and could be followed with the minimum requirements at the greatest possible speed such that the life of the person is saved and rescued before being taken to the nearby hospital.
If you are compassionate and really want to be of use to the society at large and fellow citizens, then all you have to need to spend a little of your precious time and a little amount of money, not more than $50 at the max, enroll in an accredited institute such as American Red Cross or any other voluntary organization and attend the classes where you will be taught how to act and react in the case of emergency and provide instant assistance and relief to the patient before calling a doctor or taking the person to the nearby clinic.
The organization will provide with you a certificate recognizing your skills to help the people in emergency, which, depending upon the institution, will be valid for a period of 1 year or 2 years. By giving a little amount and time of yours, you can be prepared to save a person’s life.
This is all about the basics of a first aid certification course.