First Aid training on May 24th, 2008

We planned for the first aid training, being trekkers we wanted know about how to defend ourselves and other trekkers from wild animals or when we climb high altitude hills may get tired or for small wounds….or how to transport the patient. Its not only useful for trekking alone, in our daily life also we need to know how to treat the victim before medical help arrives. So 11 trekkers from the club Amal, Arul, Divya, Sheetal, Meenal, Balaji, Huzefa, Vivek, Ram prasad, Krish, Partha attended the training.Few were new to the club. This training was held at Sri sai aravind community hall, R.A.Puram, chennai.we gathered at 10 A.M. on May 24th.

Our training started at 10 A.M ..Here am penning down what they thought us at first aid training. To start with:

What is First aid?

First aid is emergency care given immediately to an injured person. The purpose of first aid is to minimize injury or ill to prevent death or further injury, to relieve pain .

Why do we need to know?

Often times, first aid given at the scene can improve the victim’s chances of survival and a good recovery. The right response is better than an incorrect quick one.

The first few minutes after an injury or medical emergency are the most crucial to determine the rate and duration of recovery. Knowing what to do in the event of an injury or emergency will help you stay calm and take the proper actions and precautions to help the victim have the best chances of a full recovery.

For example, would you know when you need to call a doctor if you or someone you know gets a cut? Answer: Anytime a cut is deep, gaping or you cannot get the edges to stay together, you should call a doctor. Also, if you cannot get out some of the dirt, if the cut is a facial wound or bleeds for more then ten minutes, it needs professional attention.

We never know when someone might get injured and knowing what to do to at least help them feel comfortable until professional help arrives will be so beneficial to the patient. Of course, We often cannot do it alone. It’s important to have supplies on hand just in case of an emergency (and a box of adhesive bandages doesn’t count as a first aid kit!) Having a well stocked first aid kit in your home and vehicle and a smaller kit in your purse or briefcase, backpack will ensure that you’re prepared where ever you are.

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Written by Sheethal

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