Unhappy though it may be, the fact remains that, accidents happen in school and workplace, even experiencing it as a bystander, accident is not a happy scene.
If an accident happens in school and the work place, you cannot be a helpless observer, since simply standing by can potentially worsen the situation.
This is why it is important to have at least a basic knowledge of first aid. At its most basic, first aid, is the initial assistance given to a victim of injury or illness.
Comprised of relatively simple techniques that can be performed with rudimentary equipment, first aid, is usually carried out by a lay person until professional medical assistance arrives.
As a lay person, I believe that knowledge in first aid, also benefit the individuals themselves. Whenever the emergency affect themselves directly, or involves people they live and work with, first aid stems the severity of an emergency in a given time and places as accident will always happen.
Because of this, properly trained individuals and the right first aid equipment, helps ensure better safety for everyone.
Without the proper first aid, a simple injury could turn into something much more severe. Many facilities resulting from accident and emergency situation result from lack of immediate medical treatment.
First aid doesn’t just facilitate recovery and let’s intensity educate on first aid. It help save live
Gilbert Atta Quainoo
Ghana Institute of Journalism