Emergencies can happen to anyone, any time, and anywhere. The first hour of an emergency is critical and victims can be saved if they get proper medical aid on time. This is the work of the first responder. This is an important role in an emergency.
First responders are medical personnel such as first aid providers, volunteers, doctors, nurses, EMTs and paramedics who are the first to arrive at the scene of an emergency. First responders help stabilize patients in critical conditions until more help arrives. They also help manage non-critical emergencies.
First Responders provide medical care to an injured person till the time medical personnel arrive at the emergency scene. They help bring an unconscious patient into the normal recovery position.
First Responders carry out CPR for heart attacks, drowning, fainting and perform First Aid for different kinds of emergencies, mainly to avoid worsening of the condition and do whatever possible to promote recovery.
First Responders should have basic knowledge about how to respond and manage stress as well as the medical and legal principles of medical emergency.
First responders’ role in saving lives is of great importance in wilderness medicine. So, it is very important to learn basic first aid that helps in saving lives especially in extreme situations.
In Canada and other countries, governments, and private organizations have taken it upon themselves to train people on first aid techniques, stress, and emergency situation response. They also offer complete emergency medical services as first responders by providing ambulances, EMTs or paramedics in the case of medical emergencies.
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