Do you know how to give first aid? have you ever done it?

May 26, 2010 9:05am CST
HEllo everyone here! The summer is already there in many regions of the world in some others it is comming and there are many people who go on the beach or camping high in the mountain. unfortunately sometimes happen some accidents and we have to give a first aid to the people who are injured. Do you friends know how to do that, and have you ever experienced it?
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@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
27 May 10
I undergo first aid training and basic life support training for 1 week under Red Cross of the Philippines as part of our training plan last 2008. I can say that I know some way to give first aid. But one thing is that I am very afraid to see large womb, bloods and human flesh. One of my co-worker had an accident in the machine that he is using, as an HR, me and my officemate nurse assist him and do first aid on his hand and we rushed him to the clinic.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
27 May 10
Please let me correct a word womb, it should be wound. thanks!
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• United States
27 May 10
To my opinion, I never did anything about First Aid. I know that everyone should know a little bit about first aid and CPR just in case someone has to have help right away if no one is around but I never have practiced in this and I need to. I know my husband did First Aid at one time and he can stand the site of blood but I am a weak at heart person so I leave it up to him or someone else to do this sort of thing.
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@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
27 May 10
If you really wanna learn you can go to the nearest Red Cross Chapter in your area and register there or somewhere who conducts training on first aid and cpr. It is very important cause you can save life, if you really can't stand bloods and flesh like me you can also them by calling an ambulance and shew away those bystanders. I see the importance in this in babies, if the babies choked.
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@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
26 May 10
Hi phoenix! I know a little bit about first aid, but not much! I know how to deal with some injuries, but only to an extent! I've haven't taken CPR classes in years, but would try if I had to, although I don't remember the counts and pray I never have to try! I've also seen the Heimlich Maneuver done, and again would just pray I could do it if necessary! I was a medical assistant working in doctors offices, but had only taken some medical courses and had most of my training on the job, so no real emergency training since I worked in camps when I was a kid! But, I'm not afraid and have assisted injured people before so would do whatever I could!
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28 May 10
yes, we can only pray never to have to use that what we have learned about first aid. BTW what does CPR means??? but I still think that it would be really good if we all know what to do in the most of the situations by accidents, because it is really very important to jhelp people in deed and to save soemones life- there is also nothing more imoprtant than that. I have learned also many things from TV especially from channels like Discovery! Powered by Phoenix8606
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
29 May 10
Hi again phoenix! CPR means "Cardiac Pulmonary Rescusitation". You know when you see someone try to pinch someone's nose and count and blow air into their mouths, that what CPR is. It's alot more complicated, and I pray I never have to try it out! I love your discussions "my little adorable red devil"!
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29 May 10
hell0 again too :) well, now I've got it thank you for being so kind my friend!
@xeroeight (1061)
• Philippines
26 May 10
well if you want to give first aid make sure you know what to do because it might get worst if you give a wrong first aid, many of my friends know about giving first aid because we are belong to a scouting organization in our city, and some of my friends specialty is first aid, well for me I don't have enough knowledge to perform a first aid because my specialty is nature appreciation and know tying. You can try to join some group or organization who teach some first aid. we really need to learn First aid. because accident happen anytime anywhere in any condition.
28 May 10
hell0 there! yes, I know it can be really bad if someone tries to give first aid in the wrng way, but I know what toi do because as I have mentioned I am a driver and each driver here in my country should have an exa on giving first aid before geting his driver's license. but till date I have given first aid only to the doll at the Red Cross :) Powered by Phoenix8606
@xeroeight (1061)
• Philippines
29 May 10
whoa you never experience giving first aid in real human, well if that the case you can start on small injury to be use to it and don't get nervous, you can try step by step, that what my friends do they start on doll then they join some activity in red cross.
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29 May 10
yeah, it would be really good to start with something small, not because I am scared, just because it would be much easier and safer! Powered by Phoenix8606
@nessosamu (202)
• Japan
26 May 10
hi, there. i have taken some first aid lessons. i learned how to perform CPR then. i took them more than fifteen years ago and fortunately i have never had the chance to perform CPR so i might forget how to do it. as for treating injury, i have given a first aid that i learned at the lessons to my firend who got seriously injured. i met him in a ski resort in Japan. he was staying in the same hotel and he lived in the same city i live in so we became friends. the next day, we went skiing with other friends and the accident happened. when we skied down the hill together, we had a serious fall! then one of our ski ran over his wrist. blood gushed up from the wrist and the snow around him turned red immediately. one of our friends ran to call a rescue worker and i and another friend gave him a first aid. i pressed his gaping cut with my palm in order to stop the blood and raised his arm higher than the chest. after a while i tried to keep the position and pressing the cut. when the rescue worker came, the flooding blood seemed to subside. he was sent to the hospital near the ski resort and the doctor said the ski edge reached his bone and ,without his glove, the ski might have cut his wrist off. well, his hand is OK now, but at that time, we were so scared!
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• Japan
26 May 10
oh, i made a mistake, not after a while but "for a while"
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28 May 10
hell0 my friend! yes, if we don't practice we forget it, but it is really better never to have to use it in order to help someone! I also have learned it at the Red Cross but it was 3 years ago and I still remember it. well, you see that everything can happen and we must be prepared for it all the time, because we can't know when it is going to happen! Powered by Phoenix8606
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
27 May 10
I don't know ho to give first aid. It is one of the things I have always wanted to learn, and just never gotten around to. I think it would be very good to know. There should be a way to make more people (including me) learn it.
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28 May 10
well, I also think it would be good for you and for all of us, if we know what to do in situation when the first aid is needed, because in situations like that we must act really fast but also precise in order to help the person in deed and there is nothing moer important than human's life! Powered by Phoenix8606
• Philippines
27 May 10
I trained at red cross and know how to give first aid as well as cpr :D i'm happy i took the training i trained before when i was still a marine biology student but had forgotten haven't tried it out in real life though i hope i won't have to but at least i know how to :D
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28 May 10
well, I also have learned it at the Red Cross three years ago and I think I still remember it, or at least the basics of it. and it is really good that we all know what to do because so we can save people's life if there is some need to do it, and I hope it won't be needed! Powered by Phoenix8606
• Philippines
27 May 10
it's best not to give first aid if you don't know it.. it may cause more harm in the patient better yet let the experienced first aid giver take the place.... in most of the hospital they are giving first aid seminars hopefully people will have the interest to attend and be a first aider.
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28 May 10
yes, it is really recommended not to do that if you don't know what exactly to do, because it can be really dangerous to that person. I think that people should not try do it only in order to help, but when the help doesn't comming, maybe this is the only way! Powered by Phoenix8606
@evepin (723)
• Philippines
27 May 10
well... i attended the basic safety training for seafarers since it was a requirement for office-based personnel of our company. it was years ago and though i paid much attention to the training, i never had any experience in applying it. so now i guess i'm not too confident in giving first aid. i'll probably read about it to refresh my memory, thanks for reminding this topic!
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28 May 10
well, I also have learned it because of some requirements but not from work, it was from the Red Cross because every one who wants to ahve a driver's license must know how to give first aid and we learn it at the Red Cross, but I think it is really good because there are so many accidents on the road! Listening to Filo & Peri feat. Aruna- Ashley Powered by Phoenix8606
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
26 May 10
i don’t know about first aid much. Yes i know these things are really needed in the case of any injury unless medical help come. But i have studied during the school time these things but as there is no practical implementation was possible i have not practiced and by god grace i did not get the chance to do this with any.
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28 May 10
well, i think it is good that every one knows how to give first aid, because nowadays there are so many accidents every day and it is needed to give forst aid to people when you are the only one on the place of the accident and there would be nothing better than that. but if you don't know what exactly to do it is better to stay away because it may gets worse Powered by Phoenix8606
• Philippines
26 May 10
giving first aid is not that simple as we might give more harm than good to the victim. theres proper way on how to do it. i used to trained in red cross, they taught us every thing there though since i didnt use it i already forget on how to do it again specially the counting, theres count in it like how many blow or how much air we need to give to the victim and how many pump. we cant just give pump nor air blow as like what i said we might only give more harm than good. and when it comes to bondage i already forgot how to tie as theres different tie in every injuries.
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28 May 10
yes, especially the so-called heart massage can be very dangerous if ew don't know how to do it exactly, so that's why if someone is not sure what to do, better wait some help. I have learnt it at the driver school, because here in ym country every driver must know how to give first aid in order to have its driver's license. But have never done it and hope it won't be needed! Powered by Phoenix8606
@oldchem1 (8144)
27 May 10
I am a trained first aider, I was trained for work with the Brownies and I was also First Aider at work. Luckily I have never had any major incidents to deal with.
28 May 10
well, it is good to know that there is at least one person who knows how to deal in the most of the situations and will be able to help people in deed. I only hope there will be less people who will need this kind of help. Listening to Filo & Peri feat. Aruna- Ashley Powered by Phoenix8606
• India
8 Dec 10
Hello I am a retired professor, have taught in colleges for over 44 years, undergoing a training in 'First aid' was essential , so i did it in 1968, i know how to give first aid and have enjoyed giving it during sports and other activity in college.. Thank you so much for this post. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you. Welcome always.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
2 Sep 10
Yes, I do know how to provide first aid as well as advance first aid. I worked with our City's rescue unit for about 13 years starting out as a volunteer until becoming a full paramedic. Now, I am presently working as a medic of our SWAT unit. I have been trained to respond to all sorts of emergencies and provide basic and advance life support. For me it is really important that a person should know how to provide care, even in just the basic setting considering that accidents may happen anytime.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
I have provided first aid to a lot of people. My work before is in the ambulance service and I provide basic life support as well as advance life support. I have also provided care even during off duty. There were occasions that I was a witnessed to some accidents and despite the fact of being off, I find the need to help. Well, it is important that have training on first aid knowing that if you provide inappropriate care may cause more harm than good.