Children are prone to accidents and this makes first aid a crucial aspect to be used to treat a cut, fall, choking incident or any other form of injury. For this reason, understanding what is involved in the provision of first aid, including the aid given at home and outside, as well as knowing which accidents require immediate treatment, or treatment while on the way to hospital is absolutely vital if parents wish to take the most effective steps to minimize the effect of injury on their child.
A fully equipped first aid kit should comprise basic items, additional items and some essential types of medicine, and it is also extremely important to understand how each item should be used being sure to always check any products to see if they have passed their expiry date.
Administering first aid can be key to maintaining your child’s safety before they reach a doctor. In the case of an emergency situation parents should try to study from various reliable sources of knowledge and information while waiting for professional help. Click here to watch a video about the correct administration of first aid
M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Chiangmai University, 2007.