What does a first aider do

A first aider should:

  • Manage the incident and ensure the continuing safety of themselves, bystanders and the casualty
  • Assess casualties and find out the nature & cause of their injuries
  • Arrange for further medical help or other emergency services to attend (e.g: the fire service)
  • If trained, prioritise casualties based upon medical need

What are the qualities of a good first aider?

Qualities of a good first aider

  • Good communication skills. Communicating with sick and injured people can be a challenge.
  • Ability to work in a team. First aiders are often required to work alongside members of the emergency services, especially the ambulance service.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Leadership.
  • Knowledge of their own limits.

What are the skills needed to be a first aider?

What are the skills needed to be a first aider?

  • Communication skills / interpersonal ability. First aid is all about people!
  • Confidence. We believe a certain amount of confidence is required to be a first aider.
  • Ability to work under pressure. First aiders may be called upon to make decisions or act in emergency situations.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Teamwork & Leadership.

What are the three aims of a first aider?

Main Aims

  • Preserve Life. Preserving life is the primary aim, and it involves making sure that an injury is not life threatening.
  • Prevent Injuries from Getting Worse. To avoid injuries from getting worse, a first aider should not move the patient if they are bleeding or have a fracture.
  • Relieve Pain.
  • Aid Recovery.
  • Protect the Unconscious.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a first aider?

Responsibilities of a First Aider. As previously established, first aid is the immediate help that is given to someone who is either injured or sick before help from a medical professional is available. The role of a first aider is to give this help, whilst ensuring that they and anyone else involved is safe.

What are the skills of a first aider?

He or she may be looked upon by his/her colleges to provide leadership during an emergency. A first aider may also have to organise bystanders to assist in various tasks, such as carrying out a spinal log roll. A key skill of first aid is being able to recognise someone who needs quick emergency help.

How do I become a first aider?

A certain amount of attention to detail is required to become a first aider. Learning first aid can be a daunting prospect as there are lots of little rules and signs/symptoms to be learned. A first aider should have a good attention to detail. Finally a first aider should be an integral team player.

What are the qualities of a first aid provider?

As a first aid provider you must have faith in yourself and your actions before you start first aid on the victim. The confidence which you would exhibit while performing would reassure the victim and the onlookers. If you have all these qualities, you are probably cut to be a goof first aid provider.

What is first aid skills?

Communication skills / interpersonal ability. First aid is all about people! First aiders should have good communication skills. Emergency situations can be stressful and distressing for those involved, therefore a first aider needs to have a calm & reassuring manner. In addition, a good first aider needs to be able to ask appropriate questions…