Why First Aid Is Important

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Hindustan Times

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By Mehak Pal
Published Sep 10, 2022

World First Aid Day is celebrated to promote awareness about the importance of first aid

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First aid is the immediate medical attention that can help prevent a situation from getting worse

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Here are some reasons why first aid is important

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Relieves pain

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 Simple medications such as applying an ice pack can help relieve and mitigate the pain before medical emergency services arrive

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 Increases safety

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First aid helps in accurately assessing the situation and acting appropriately during an emergency

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Prevents the situation from becoming worse

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Immediate yet temporary treatment will prevent the patient's situation from becoming worse

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Keeps you prepared

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Having a first-aid kit in school and household helps brace for serious situations and saves time of assembling material at the last moment

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