At Tx2 Security Group, we’re more than happy to offer you the private investigation and armed and unarmed security services you need in Texas, but we also recognize that sometimes you might find yourself in a situation in which our security officers are not there to help you. In these circumstances, it’s important to have a grasp of basic skills like situational awareness, and, of course, first aid. If you’re not trained in certified in first aid, and feel like it is a skill that isn’t relevant to your life, today’s blog on the importance of first aid may change your mind.
The Role Of First Aid In Daily Life
Accidents happen, it’s just a part of life. Sometimes those accidents are larger than others and may result in the injury of a friend, family member, or co-worker. In these instances, you’ll want to be able to help them to the best of your abilities. In some situations, even the application of basic first aid practices can make a major difference in the event’s outcome.
Knowing First Aid Encourages Action
If you’re at work, and a co-worker cuts themselves severely, those around you might freeze up in response to their injury. However, if you’re trained in first aid, you can take action. While you might not save their life, your actions may keep them safe and stable while other medical personnel arrives. In many cases, the application of basic first aid before EMTs or medics arrive is responsible for shorter recovery times, and can even make the difference between someone living with a long-term disability, or just putting up with a few stitches for a few weeks.
You Can Provide Comfort To The Injured
Not every injury results in a patient going to the hospital, but it does likely lead to discomfort and pain. Even if the injury is just a minor scrape, knowing basic first aid means that you can properly treat the scrape and reduce the amount of pain the patient feels. Your training will also mean that you approach the situation with a level head, and your calm, confident demeanor will keep your patient relaxed. If a trip to the hospital is required, however, your skills will ensure that the patient will not re-injure, or further their injure themselves because they are relaxed and comfortable.
Basic Knowledge Of First Aid Improves Safety
“Better safe than sorry” is a common phrase, but knowing first aid makes it especially true. When you know first aid, you are better able to prevent circumstances and events that might result in injury. When people around you are made aware of your first aid knowledge, they’ll take more care to be careful and alert. While they’ll trust your ability to care for them if needed, they won’t want to push their luck. Similarly, studies have shown that workplaces that provide their employees with first aid training see fewer workplace accidents. First aid training is more than just applying bandages to cuts; it trains people to spot and avoid hazardous situations and to prevent injuries before they occur.
First Aid Training Promotes Teamwork
When you’ve been trained in first aid, you know the value of having others to help you. If you learn first aid with a group of co-workers, you’ll develop a sense of trust that you don’t have with other co-workers. This means you can rely on these individuals if there is a high-stakes situation in the workplace or just in daily life. Even if you find yourself alone in a first aid situation, your first aid training will teach you how to communicate with others around you to better care for your patient, essentially building your team in response to an emergency situation.