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Why Getting That First Aid Certification is So Important





First aid is something that we all need to learn the very basics of when it comes to giving help to those who have been injured or in an accident. It's the initial medical attention that's given whether you sprained an ankle in a race or whether or not you've witnessed somebody choking in a restaurant and you need to administer CPR.


The problem is that not many people know the importance of first aid because they think it's a job exclusive to medical professionals, or they think they need to get their BLS recertification as part of their job. The reality is that first aid is a life skill that we should all be trying to learn. Understanding why first aid is so important can make a very big difference to whether or not you decide to go ahead and book yourself onto your next certification. Let's take you through the reasons why first aid is critical knowledge for professionals and non professionals no matter what. 


  • You could save somebody's life. Did you know that over 150,000 people sustain injuries or die yearly because people just don't have the knowledge that they need to administer first aid? That's such a big number considering the modern age that we live in and our availability to information is at our fingertips. If you understand first aid, you'll be able to give quick and proper administration of medical help, which can make the difference between life or death for those involved. More people must know what to do in case of an accident or in case of medical emergencies. The more you know, the more people you can save. Heart attacks and choking endangered thousands of people on a yearly basis. And if you have a first aid certification, you can reduce this number. All you need to do is learn the prompt care that you could give in scary situations.


  • Accidents can happen at any point. It doesn't matter whether you consider it on a daily basis or not. Accidents and emergencies can happen at any time.It's a reality that is part of our daily world and you have to be prepared for this. Did you know that over 6 million people in the USA alone are involved in traffic accidents every year? It's actually the leading cause of death for people under the age of 54. You can never predict when disaster is going to strike, but if you are the person in an accident or you are going past one, you'll at least be able to offer some help. Basic first aid skills such as disinfecting wounds and CPR, and even learning how to put down enough pressure to stop bleeding can go a long way. 


  • Every second counts. If there's a medical emergency of any kind, those first few seconds and minutes are the most critical involved. It's a step that prevents injuries from worsening.For example, if somebody has cut their leg, you could learn very quickly that with enough pressure around the top of the cut, you'll be able to stand the blood flow and prevent them from bleeding out if they've been cut through an artery in their thigh. Something as simple as that kind of knowledge is going to save somebody's life, and you would be the person who prevents their injuries from worsening until medical help arrives. 


  • Reduced recovery times. With first aid wading in at the very start of an injury, reduced recovery time is the result. It does so much more than saving lives because it can help victims to spend significantly reduced time and healing. If a bleeding victim receives no help to stop the blood loss, like in the analogy that we used earlier with a cut thigh, that person could actually go into hemorrhagic shock because of severe blood loss, or bleed out entirely. With the help of first aid, however, they would be able to instead have a quicker recovery time and keep their life intact. 



  • First aid can help to relieve pain and discomfort. A sprain, a sting or a burn are never nice, but if you know how to treat them before the medical professionals get there, you'll be able to reduce the person's discomfort. A medically trained person will be able to immediately assess the pain and provide pain relief as needed and ensure that the victim is more comfortable. That medical training can be something as basic as first aid. Alleviating the pain and discomfort of somebody who's had an injury is going to help them immensely, and not just because of the physical pain that they're in, but because they will feel supported. 


  • You could save your own life. A compelling reason to master first aid is that if you are the person who's been injured, you would know how to act and what to do. You'll learn how to remain calm and collective if any accidents happen, and you'll be able to teach the nearest person to you what you should do if they're ever in a life threatening situation themselves. If you have an illness such as diabetes, narcolepsy, or epilepsy, you should also know exactly what to do to avoid situations that could endanger your life.


  • You'll reduce medical expenses. If people fail to receive immediate and proper first aid, their condition can deteriorate very quickly. This can breed more health issues and more expenses as a result.If you know what to do during medical emergencies, you'll reduce the risk of exacerbating any problems. This will save you from a lot of hassle and higher medical bills. If you know how to disinfect an open wound, for example, you're going to lower the risk of contracting infections and although you know it still needs professional care, you won't spend as much money on treatment. 


  • You will gain career aspirations you didn't think possible. Do you Daydream about being in medicine? Do you Daydream about working on the frontline of an emergency situation? You can give yourself so many job opportunities when you learn first aid and you keep recertifying year on year. Some jobs require a first aid certificate, such as electricians or personal trainers or firefighters or social workers. Even flight attendants require adequate first aid training because everybody knows that things could be difficult in the air. Not only will you have the knowledge that you can save lives, but you give yourself a better chance of having the career that you want.


  • You will feel secure and confident. Knowing first aid can really encourage them self-confidence you didn't have before in yourself and in the people around you. Life is packed with the unexpected, so preparing for the worst can help you to ease your anxiety and know that no matter what situation arises, you're going to be ready for it.


When it comes down to it, a prompt first aid response can make all the difference and it can even mean life or death. Situations favor the side of life. You're going to reduce injuries, alleviate pain, and help others to prevent permanent damage as a result. Getting your first aid certification or recertifying in BLS or CPR is going to make a big difference to your career prospects in future. Don't be afraid to enroll now and get yourself certified as soon as you can - your life could depend on it.




First aid is something that we all need to learn the very basics of when it comes to giving help to those who have been injured or in an accident. It's the initial medical attention that's given for everything from a sprained ankle in a race or a witnessed choking episode in a restaurant that renders someone unconscious (Check out this link on you need to administer CPR.)


The problem is that not many people know the importance of first aid because they think it's a job exclusive to medical professionals, or they think they need to get their BLS recertification as part of their job. The reality is that first aid is a life skill that we should all be trying to learn. Understanding why first aid is so important can make a very big difference to whether or not you decide to go ahead and book yourself onto your next certification. Let's take you through the reasons why first aid is critical knowledge for both professionals and non professionals (laypersons). 



  • You could save somebody's life. Did you know that over 150,000 people sustain injuries or die yearly because people just don't have the knowledge that they need to administer first aid? That's such a big number considering the modern age that we live in and our availability to information at our fingertips. If you understand first aid, you'll be able to give quick and proper administration of medical help, which can make the difference between life or death for those involved. More people must know what to do in case of an accident or in case of medical emergencies. The more you know, the more people you can possibly save. Heart attacks and choking endangers thousands of people on a yearly basis. If you have a first aid certification, you can reduce this number. All you need to do is learn the prompt care that you could give in these situations.


  • Accidents and emergencies can happen at any point in the day. Its a reality that is part of our daily world and you have to be prepared for this. Did you know that over 6 million people in the USA alone are involved in traffic accidents every year? It's actually the leading cause of death for people under the age of 54. You can never predict when disaster is going to strike, but if you are the person in an accident or you are going past one, you'll at least be able to offer some help. Basic first aid skills such as disinfecting wounds and CPR, and even learning how to put down enough pressure to stop bleeding can go a long way. 


  • Every second counts. If there's a medical emergency of any kind, those first few seconds and minutes are the most critical involved. It's a step that prevents injuries from worsening.For example, if somebody has cut their leg, you could learn very quickly that with enough pressure around the top of the cut, you'll be able to stop the blood flow and prevent them from bleeding out if they've been cut through an artery in their thigh. Something as simple as that kind of knowledge is going to potentially save somebody's life, and you would be the person who prevents their injuries from worsening until medical help arrives. 


  • Reduced recovery times. With first aid being rendered at the very start of an injury, reduced recovery time is the result. It does so much more than saving lives because it can help victims to spend significantly reduced time in healing. If a bleeding victim receives no help to stop the blood loss, like in the analogy that we used earlier with a cut thigh, that person could actually go into hemorrhagic shock because of severe blood loss, or bleed out entirely. With the help of first aid, however, they would be able to instead have a quicker recovery time and enhanced quality of life. 



  • First aid can help to relieve pain and discomfort. A sprain, a sting or a burn are never nice, but if you know how to treat them before the medical professionals get there, you'll be able to reduce the person's discomfort. A medically trained person will be able to immediately assess the pain and provide pain relief as needed and ensure that the victim is more comfortable. That medical training can be something as basic as first aid. Alleviating the pain and discomfort of somebody who's had an injury is going to help them immensely, and not just because of the physical pain that they're in, but because they will feel supported. 


  • You could save your own life. A compelling reason to master first aid is that if you are the person who's been injured, you would know how to act and what to do. You'll learn how to remain calm and clear headed if any accidents happen, and you'll be able to teach the nearest person to you what you should do if they're ever in a life threatening situation themselves. If you have an illness such as diabetes, narcolepsy, or epilepsy, you should also know exactly what to do to avoid situations that could endanger your life.


  • You will reduce medical expenses. If people fail to receive immediate and proper first aid, their condition can deteriorate very quickly. This can breed more health issues and more expenses as a result.If you know what to do during medical emergencies, you'll reduce the risk of exacerbating any chronic medical problems. This will possibly save you from a lot of hassle and higher medical bills. If you know how to disinfect an open wound, for example, you're going to lower the risk of contracting infections and although you know it still needs professional care, you won't spend as much money on treatment. 


  • You may gain career aspirations you didn't think possible. Do you daydream about a career in medicine? Do you Daydream about working on the frontline of an emergency situation? You can give yourself so many job opportunities when you learn first aid and you keep recertifying year on year. Some jobs require a first aid certificate, such as electricians or personal trainers or firefighters or social workers. Even flight attendants require adequate first aid training because everybody knows that things could be difficult in the air. Not only will you have the knowledge that you can save lives, but you give yourself a better chance of having the career that you want.


  • You will feel secure and confident. Knowing first aid can really encourage the self-confidence you didn't have before in yourself and in the people around you. Life is packed with the unexpected, so preparing for the worst can help you to ease your anxiety and know that no matter what situation arises, you're going to be ready for it.


When it comes down to it, a prompt first aid response can make all the difference and it can even mean life or death. Situations favor the side of life. You're going to reduce injuries, alleviate pain, and help others to prevent permanent damage as a result. Getting your first aid certification or recertifying in BLS or CPR is going to make a big difference to your career prospects in future. Don't be afraid to enroll now and get yourself certified as soon as you can - your life could depend on it.





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