Frequently Asked Questions on First Aid


What is a First Aid?
First aid is the immediate care given to a person who has been injured or has been suddenly ill. It includes both self-help and home care if medical assistance is not available or delayed.
What are the aims of a First Aid?
- To preserve wound
- To prevent any injuries from becoming worse
- To promote recovery
What is the importance of a First Aid?
First aid is usually meant for minor cuts and scrapes or is in reference to the first response to any kind of medical emergency. Administering first aid quickly and accurately in a traumatic injury situation can make the difference on wounds.
Can first aid only be given by adults?
No, children can learn how to give first aid.
On what kinds of wounds or injuries a First Aid can be used?
• Burns
• Cuts
• Abrasions (scrapes)
• Stings
• Splinters
• Sprains
• Strains
What is the best place to keep my First Aid?
The best place to keep your first aid is in the kitchen. Most family activities take place here.
What are the things included in a First Aid?
• Antiseptic wipes or spray for cleaning cuts and grazes
• Gauze squares to clean wounds
• Non-sticky dressings, such as Melolin, for covering wounds
• Fabric plasters (individually wrapped)
• Blister plasters (individually wrapped)
• A selection of individually wrapped wound dressings
• A triangular bandage for making a sling
• Specific medicines or tablets
• Crepe bandages for supporting a sprain
• Surgical tape, such as Micropore, for holding a dressing in place
• Scissors for cutting tape, plasters and bandages
• Safety pins for securing bandages
• Tweezers for removing objects, such as splinters
• Digital thermometer for checking body temperature
• Disposable gloves to protect from exposure to blood
• Resuscitation face shield
• Eyewash solution and sterile eye pads
• A foil blanket for keeping someone warm
• First aid book
What are the things included in a First Aid?
• Antiseptic wipes or spray for cleaning cuts and grazes
• Gauze squares to clean wounds
• Non-sticky dressings, such as Melolin, for covering wounds
• Fabric plasters (individually wrapped)
• Blister plasters (individually wrapped)
• A selection of individually wrapped wound dressings
• A triangular bandage for making a sling
• Specific medicines or tablets
• Crepe bandages for supporting a sprain
• Surgical tape, such as Micropore, for holding a dressing in place
• Scissors for cutting tape, plasters and bandages
• Safety pins for securing bandages
• Tweezers for removing objects, such as splinters
• Digital thermometer for checking body temperature
• Disposable gloves to protect from exposure to blood
• Resuscitation face shield
• Eyewash solution and sterile eye pads
• A foil blanket for keeping someone warm
• First aid book