First Aid. Like air, it’s one of those things that you don’t think too much about until your life depends on it. It may sound melodramatic, but proper first aid management can be the difference between life and death. Working out what kind of treatments you’re most likely to need in your day to day life is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your loved ones.
So how do you work out what treatments will be most useful to you? That depends on a number of factors- your age, your occupation, whether or not you have a young family. First Aid Management advises new parents to do a course in infant CPR.
Small babies require a different approach to treatment than older children and adults, and using the same techniques that you might use on an adult in the event of, for example, a choking incident, could prove fatal.
On the other hand, if you have no family and like to spend your weekends hiking in the wilderness, learning proper first aid management of insect and snake bites is imperative. You’ll also want to be armed with the correct information regarding how to dress a wound in the event of a nasty fall.
If you have a backyard swimming pool- which, it goes without saying, will have proper fencing and childproof gates- it’s absolutely essential that you know how to treat a potential drowning victim. Gates and Fencing go a long way to protecting the most vulnerable members of the family. They do not, however, provide a 100% safeguard against accidents, and it’s vital you know how to respond in an emergency.