An emergency first aider has various roles and responsibilities. It is important first aiders take these roles and responsibilities seriously as first aid is potentially lifesaving in an emergency situation.A first aider’s overall aim should be to preserve life. Other aims of first aid include prevent the worsening of the patient’s condition and to promote recovery. Take a look at our article on the aims of first aid for more information. Having a first aid qualification is incredibly useful no matter what industry you choose to work in. Life saving procedure performed by a first aid assistant include placing an unconscious casualty into the recovery position, performing Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using an automated external defibrillator (AED, stopping bleeding using pressure and elevation and keeping fractured limbs still.
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Last updated: October 25th 2016