Tuesday, 10 October 2017

World First Aid Day: Safe Steps First Aid scheme

Almost 16,000 people die from injuries every day globally, and 80 per cent of such tragedies are due to accidents at home.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has cited home injuries as the easiest to prevent, and it has produced a series of six public service announcement videos to educate people on basic first-aid skills.

The topics covered in the Safe Steps First Aid programme include how to deal with burns, falls, stroke and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Mr Ong Wee Chee, 26, is the programme's first Singaporean ambassador, told The New Paper that seven out of 10 emergency calls he receives in a 12-hour shift can be treated with basic first-aid skills.

He said: "We (the Red Cross) advocate that family members learn first-aid skills to help the patient first, then see if there is a need to call an ambulance."

Read the full article @ http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/safe-steps-first-aid-scheme-sees-first-sporean-ambassador

Watch Safe Steps First Aid programme @ https://safesteps.com/first-aid/

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