Basic First Aid Procedures: Importance of First Aid

Have you ever had an emergency or been injured in your life, or have you had someone close to you experience a health emergency at any time? Perhaps at that time you or a loved one felt helpless until someone took them to the hospital or medical assistance to take care of the situation.

First Aid: How important is it?

There is no doubt that the importance of first aid is emphasized by situations like the one described above. When such situations arise, having someone who is trained in first aid is a great help. The presence of such people at the scene of an accident makes you feel blessed. Additionally, they help you relax until some medical assistance arrives in addition to providing first aid.

First aid training is becoming more and more important as accidents and health emergencies increase. Short courses are becoming increasingly popular. First aid certifications are offered by many institutes. For those who cannot attend physical classes, online first aid courses are also available.

Many lives can be saved by first aid training. Those interested in first aid should at least attempt to learn the basics of the course if not taking a professional course. You may also need to act quickly to save the life of the victim if you cannot wait for medical assistance to work wonders.

Basic First Aid Procedures

It is the purpose of this article to provide a basic understanding of how to give first aid to a variety of emergencies. You can still help someone in need even if you don’t have official first aid training. In emergency situations, the following basic first aid procedures can be very helpful.

  1. Victims who are unresponsive or unconscious

If you find an unconscious or unresponsive person, you can take the following steps. ABC is referred to in this case as the basic principle of first aid.

  • AIRWAY: Ensure that the airway is clear if someone is not breathing first.
  • BREATHING: if the patient does not respond to artificial respiration, clear the airway first
  • CIRCULATION: check the victim’s pulse. Maintain blood circulation by doing chest compressions if it is dropping.
  1. When to Perform CPR And AEDs

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is also known as CPR. If you find the victim in a cardiac arrest, this is the most important thing to do. During CPR, chest compressions are performed and artificial breathing is administered.

In case of cardiac arrest, AEDs are used to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation. There is no problem finding them in any drugstore since they are easily accessible. You should not delay in acting if they are not available. It is important that you perform your own CPR in the event of an emergency.


Observing the color of the blood and how it leaves the body can tell you how serious the injury is.

Capillaries, which are small blood vessels, are responsible for leaking blood as a trickle.

The blood flowing out of the veins is very dark red and flows continuously. It can be mild or severe.

Blood that comes out of the arteries is bright red in color and bursts out in a burst. This is a sign that something serious has happened.

  1. Choking

An individual can even die from choking, which is a serious breathing hazard. Choking is characterized by gasping, blue faces, inability to speak, grabbing the throat, etc. A Heimlich maneuver is used to extricate someone who is choking. The abdominal area is thrust during this procedure. However, only the person who is choking should be treated this way. Someone may be misunderstood as choking when in reality they may have another illness.

  1. Burns

Depending on their severity, burns are classified into degrees.

Burns: Burns of the first degree only affect the skin’s outer layer. A swelling and reddening of the skin are symptoms of this condition. The area should be washed with running water. Ice should not be applied.

Second degree burn: As a result of this burn, there are blisters, redness, swelling, and blistering on two layers of skin. An ointment can be applied on top of it and it can then be covered with gauze later on.

Third degree burn: Burns in the deep layers of the skin cause the skin to become white or black. Besides numbness, the skin also feels cold. Medical attention should be sought immediately in this situation.

  1. Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds can be caused by a variety of factors. In addition to high altitudes, dry air, trauma to the nose, and many other factors, nose picking can be caused by many factors. It is possible to stop nosebleeds by following a few simple steps. Put your finger on the nose bridge where it ends and lean the person for every five minutes. In case the bleeding does not stop, use a cold pack or pinch the area.

Final Thoughts

There are many emergency situations that can be resolved by following basic first aid procedures. It is very important that each and every one of us has some knowledge of basic pediatric first aid in order to help other people in times of health emergencies and accidents.