First Aid is the first response to any person who is injured or ill – pre-hospital emergency medical situations.
First Aid includes:
- Identifying the emergency
- Calling for help if needed
- Diagnosing the medical condition
- Treatment and transport of the patient/injured person to the hospital for further assessment/treatment.
Our goal in delivering first aid is actually twofold: the first is to diagnose the medical condition and the second is to provide basic medical care, to prevent any further decline in health.
As with any type of license, First Aid Responders have their permitted scope of practice and prohibitions: