First aid test - For safety in emergency situations


First aid is something you will hope you will never need, but it is very important that you have a first aid kit with you in all possible situations in order to avoid any calamities and un-called for incidents. Thus a first aid kit has to be present to perform simple first aid tests of varying kinds, whether minor or major. Following is ideally what the first aid kit should contain for testing-

First aid kit for tests - Contents

Following are some of the essential first aid contents that have to be present in your first aid kit. These are a must as they can sometimes act as lifesavers in emergency situations -
Thin bandages
A good range of dressing solutions
Safety pins and bandages
Scissors
Cotton wool
Adhesive tapes
Important medicines for headaches, diarrhea, nausea, cold and cough etc
Thus these are the necessary items in a first aid kits. But this first aid kit is not relevant without first aid training to do the testing. Following modules should be included in the training -

First aid training - For testing ease

To make accurate first aid tests following aspects should be included in first training. It is not necessary for a person to be medically qualified to do first aid testing. It is recommended that every person should possess these basic skills. Following modules are needed to be included in first aid test training -
Skills ranging from minor slips and trips to life saver techniques
First aid protocols for babies and children below 7 years
Injury and wound dressing and treatment
Treatment of an unconscious casualty
Choking
Treatment for heart attack
Bleeding control
Poisoning and anti venom treatment
Fracture treatment.
Thus all these aspects are very important and they are needed for first aid testing. There are many institutes and places where this training can be obtained. The tests that are done on each of these problems differ from one another and have their own specifications. For example, the choking test will be different from the treatment for bleeding control.

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