First Aid Certification Requirement
It is a requirement of membership to be trained in First Aid at level "A" or level "C".
There is often confusion regarding the descriptions and codes listed after a first aid designation. Here is some information regarding categories and levels of training.
Goals of First Aid
The goals of first aid training are to:
- Preserve life.
- Prevent illness or injury from becoming worse.
- Relieve pain, if possible.
- Promote recovery.
- Protect the unconscious.
"It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while awaiting an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut. First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training. Mental health first aid is an extension of the concept of first aid to cover mental health.
The bandaging of battle wounds is shown on Classical Greek pottery from c. 500 BCE, whilst the parable of the Good Samaritan includes references to binding or dressing wounds."
Please see the posts to follow for each category and level of training