GOLDEN RULES OF FIRST AID

 

  • Stay calm
  • Check your surroundings are safe
  • Don?t put yourself or the casualty at risk
  • Decide if the casualty needs medical aid; ask for advice if not sure
  • Reassure the casualty and keep them warm
  • Keep the casualty comfortable and don?t move them if suspicion of injury to back or neck
  • Wash your hands before applying first aid dressings, or wear disposable gloves to prevent infection
  • Clean wounds thoroughly before applying dressings
  • Wash away foreign objects such as grit or glass
  • Don?t remove embedded objects, leave that to the medical experts
  • Always use the right dressing for the injury
  • Don't forget to replace any items you use from your first aid kit