First Aid (2 weeks) Short Course at Botswana Wildlife Training Institute (BWTI)

First Aid (2 weeks) Short Course at Botswana Wildlife Training Institute (BWTI)

What is First Aid ?

First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person with either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery until medical services arrive. First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training.

First Aid (2 weeks) Short Course at Botswana Wildlife Training Institute (BWTI)

The first aid training and certification process takes just a few hours to complete, but can help you deliver the care that someone needs while waiting for medical professionals to arrive.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 3 types of first aid?

5 Types of Basic First Aid

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Those trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help a victim of cardiac arrest to start breathing again.
  • Bleeding. It’s important to stop a wound from bleeding to prevent the loss of too much blood.
  • Burns.
  • Choking.
  • Broken Bones.

What are the 10 basic first aid procedures?

DRABC is an acronym to describe the procedures used by first aiders when providing first aid:

  • D for Danger – Assess the situation.
  • R for Response – Check consciousness, check on vital signs.
  • A for Airway – Open airway.
  • B for Breathing – Check respiration rates.
  • C for Circulation – Give chest compressions.

What is short first aid?

First aid refers to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after the injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. It often consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires little technology or training to administer.

What are the 7 steps of first aid?

Emergency advice
Check for Danger.
Check for a Response.
Open Airway.
Check Breathing.
Check Circulation.
Treat the steps as needed.

What is ABCD of first aid?

First aid is as easy as ABC – airway, breathing and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). In any situation, apply the DRSABCD Action Plan. DRSABCD stands for: Danger – always check the danger to you, any bystanders and then the injured or ill person.

What are the 8 golden rules of first aid?

Don’t put yourself or the injured person at risk. Decide if you or the injured person needs medical aid; ask for advice if not sure. Reassure the injured person. If they are severely injured and under shock, and keep them warm.

What are the roles of first aid?

Role of a First Aider

Your primary role is to provide immediate lifesaving care before the arrival of further medical care. This could include performing basic first aid procedures, including: Placing an unconscious casualty into the recovery position. Incident Management and Casualty Safety.

What is first aid class A?

The First Aid (Class A) course is a 3-day course that provides participants with basic skills to identify and mange common injuries and illness. The course is beneficial for students, academic and administrative staff. The course covers the following topics: Principles of First Aid.

What does Rice stand for in first aid?

As soon as possible after an injury, such as a knee or ankle sprain, you can relieve pain and swelling and promote healing and flexibility with RICE—Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Rest. Rest and protect the injured or sore area.

What is first aid 10 points?

First aid is the immediate care a sick or injured person gets. In some cases, it may be the only care a person needs. In others, first aid is a way to prevent a person’s condition from worsening and keep them alive until paramedics arrive or they are taken to the hospital.