What is First Aid?
First Aid is the help given to any person suffering from illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and promote recovery. First Aid Training enables individuals to apply proper first aid in the case of health emergencies or due to the lack of an immediately accessible proper medical representative. It includes first intervention in a critical condition before professional medical help becomes available.
Why Employees Need First Aid Training?
Whether employees work in a high hazard or low-risk environment, they face many risks. Such as bleeding, poisoning, temperature extremes, burns, bites, and stings, medical emergencies and distressed workers in confined spaces are just examples for a variety of first aid emergencies which may be encountered in the company. These risks are increased when employees do not feel well or are injured. Their lack of concentration can result in aggravating work performance and injuries. If your employee is not prepared to handle these types of injuries on all shifts and their co-workers are not promptly treated until an ambulance arrives, a victim's condition may worsen, and injuries can be more severe, which can lead to greater medical costs, health deterioration and loss of productivity.
Learning first aid can help you feel more prepared and equipped to cope in an emergency situation. For businesses, it can also help manage risks and reduce time lost due to illness or injury. An employee of an organization can be a very valuable asset in times of such health emergencies in the office place and may be able to save a life if they have the adequate training. It also makes good business sense to provide first aid training to all employees for a smoother business functioning. By making such investment and keeping your employees safe and well trained, you can reap bigger returns, besides securing a competitive and moral advantage.
First Aid Training given by ASTM trainers teaches required skills and covers common ailments requiring first aid like electrical shocks, fractures, cardiac arrest, burns, sprains, etc., and involves administering of CPR, using correct types of knots and bandages, teaching of safe lifting techniques , etc.
The key aims of first aid can be categorized in three key points:-
The preponderant aim of all medical care which includes first aid is to save lives, and minimize the threat of death.
Prevent further harm
Preventing further damage also sometimes calls for avoiding the condition from worsening, or increasing risk of further injury, which may include external factors, such as moving a patient away from any cause of harm and applying first aid techniques to stop worsening of the condition, such as applying pressure to stop a bleed.
To start the recovery process from the sickness or injury, and in some cases might involve completing treatment, such as in the case of applying a plaster to a small wound.
More about ASTM training Courses:
ASTM offers training to its students in a carefully engineered environment. The courses are specifically designed by educational experts in order to nurture the student's vocational skills, soft skills and technical abilities. ASTM provides Vocational Skills training in Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Patna, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ranchi, Lucknow, Bhopal, Indore, and Kanpur regions. ASTM is also an approved training partner of National Skills Development Corporation and affiliated with Security Sector Skills Development Council(SSSDC), Electronic Sector Skills Development Council of India(ESSCI) and Retail Association Skills Council of India(RASCI).