The term ‘first aid’ refers to the assistance activities which are given to any individuals who suffer from a sudden injury. The main aims of these activities are to preserve the person’s life as well as prevent the condition from getting worse and promote the recovery.
Activities which belong to this area can be performing a cardiopulmonary resuscitation as well as applying a plaster to a cut.
People who want to perform first aid activities should receive a training session as they should know how to use a defibrillator or how to apply a bandage correctly. Training is usually provided by attending a course which leads to a certification.
There are several types of first aid activities which require specific training, including aquatic/marine first aid, hyperbaric first aid, battlefield first aid, oxygen first aid, wilderness first aid and mental health first aid.
Paramedical Services are those services that require a medical authorization and a training session before being provided. Paramedical services include giving medication or injections, testing urine and blood, caring wounds, feeding via tube and suctioning.
Once, a person finishes his/her training, a doctor must complete a paramedical form. Then, the application has to be sent to the nation before the individual can start providing paramedical services.
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