First Aid is administered immediately following an incident involving sickness or injury. It can be administered by a "non-expert" as a temporary measure while waiting on EMS personnel to respond. First Aid typically consists of a series of simple techniques that can stabilze the victim until more in-depth treatment can be applied.
Key First Aid skills include the ABCs of aid - which focus on vital elements of survival: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation.
Techniques include evaluating the airway to ensure that it is clear of obstruction. Following this evaluation, the attendent should determine if RESCUE BREATHING is necessary.
Following evaluation of the airway, the attendant should determine if the victim is breathing. If not, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) should be administered.
Other First Aid techniques include dealing with cuts, fractures, etc. by applying adhesive banages, applying pressure, and cleaning.
First Aid training is offered at three levels: 1) Basic, 2) Senior, and 3) Advanced.