What is First Aid?

We all need help at times in our lives. We all have accidents now and again and we all get hurt.

When we are injured or suddenly unwell, what we want and need is someone to help us – someone who knows what to do. First aid is all about helping people in situations like this.
This website will help you learn first aid so that you know what to do. It’s easier than you think, and there are simple things that you can do to help.

You can make a difference.

The website has videos, information, activities and worksheets to do. Try them. It has lots of ideas for teachers to help you learn first aid too.
Life. Live it. will help you stay safe and help others. Simple actions can make a big difference – you can even become a life–saver. Are you ready to help?

How first aid works

This section will tell you what first aid is and why it is important.

First aid is: help given to a person who has been hurt or is suddenly taken ill. First aid is the steps you can take before a person gets expert medical help. First aid can sometimes save a person’s life, but more often it is help given in an everyday accident or illness.

The following questions and answers will tell you more about first aid:

  • Q) What kinds of things does first aid include?

  • A) It includes staying safe yourself and looking out for danger, helping someone feel better and stay calm. It also includes getting help – either by telling an adult or phoning 999.

  • Q) Can first aid only be given by adults?

  • A) No, children can learn how to give first aid – which is what this website is for!

  • Q) Is first aid hard to learn?

  • A) No, first aid is easy to learn. All you have to do is follow simple steps for different situations.

  • Q) What else do I need to know about first aid?A) Good question. There are a number of important things to know about first aid:

    • > It is important for everyone to help each other.

    • > You are most likely to give first aid to your family or friends or yourself.

    • > You can make a difference!

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