SAFETY FOR YOUR OWN GOOD





SAFETY AND FIRST AID

Accidents are common among grade school I and high school students. This is because children like yourself are, by nature, eager to explore and experiment new things in the environment. Because of this eagerness, you might fail to foresee and sense the dangers in the environment like protruding sharp q objects, uneven terrain, and other things that may cause accidental or unintentional injuries like drowning fire, poisoning and vehicular accident.
Safety education will help you make wise a choice regarding your personal safety and the s safety of your family, and others around you.

This unit focuses on safety education and b basic first aid knowledge, attitudes, and skills al that can help you deal with accidental or unintentional injuries. Lessons and activities a will help you evaluate situations and recognize signs of impending danger within your surroundings, and learn basic yet useful techniques that can come handy in an emergency. 

CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD FIRST AIDER

Have you ever been in an accident or emergency where you or someone with you got hurt? If you have, then you know it can be a chaotic and scary experience especially if no medical assistance is immediately available and neither you nor your companion know what to do.
This is why knowledge of basic first aid is crucial. What is first aid and what are the characteristics of a good first aider?

First Aid is the initial, immediate, and temporary care given to an injured or sick person. It includes personal care, family care, and help at home, in school, or at work if medical assistance is not readily available or delayed. First aid techniques range from the simple to potentially life-saving which one can administer with little or no available equipment.

In general, the objectives of first aid include:

1. Extend or prolong life

First aid is administered to prolong the life of an injured or sick person. Control of bleeding and immobilization of the victim is crucial to allow plenty of time for the victim to be properly transported to a medical facility.

2. Relieve or alleviate pain and suffering

First aid is administered to relieve pain and suffering caused by the injury or sickness. Common ways to relieve pain include the use of cold packs, hot packs, splints, bandages, and slings.

3. Prevent further injury

First aid is administered to help ensure that the victim does not suffer from further injury and damage to body parts. An injured person should be moved immediately away from the scene of the accident especially when there is imminent danger of gas leak, presence of live wires, fire Outbreak and poisonous chemicals. Utmost care must be taken, however, in transporting the victim.

According to the Philippine Red Cross, the role of the first aider is to act as a bridge or connection between the victim and the medical professional. The first aider does not replace the medical services of a licensed doctor. His or her role ends when medical assistance arrives.


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