2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Importance of first aid
Author(s): Hanish Guretia
The term First Aid was adopted officially in England for the first time in 1879 by the St. John Ambulance Association. First aid is a combination of simple but quite effective and active measures to prevent possible complications. First aid means treatment given to the casualty till proper medical aid comes. In other words, the first aid is the process of carrying out the essential emergency treatment of an injury/ illness in order to benefit the casualty till the proper medical services are rendered. First aid is the immediate and temporary care given to the victim of an accident or sudden illness. The purpose of the first aid is till the medical aid is given by the competent and qualified medical personnel. Many youth sports teams will carry a basic first aid kit with them in case of an injury during a game. Before high school, it is very unlikely that there will be any trainers on site to treat younger players who just need to be fixed up to get back into the game. By having sports first aid knowledge, a team will be better prepared to treat a young athlete with a sports-related injury.
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How to cite this article:
Hanish Guretia. Importance of first aid. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):1071-1072.