Natural disasters and calamities have been happening for millennia and will continue to do so. In fact, the modern day world, with it’s over population and abject disregard to natural environment is at a great risk; more than ever before in the history of humanity, is very ill equipped to deal with calamities. During any given month in a year, there is at least one disaster that happens somewhere in the world. It is definitely wise to plan for a disaster situation and equip ourselves with first aid supplies to increase our chances of survival, should a disaster strike.
People will have to be aware of the types of natural and manmade disasters that they are likely to face. This can be determined based on the history of the locality in which they live in. Survival techniques and emergency essentials will vary according to the type of calamities. Knowledge about the risks and information about the mitigation of these risks play a major part in the contingency planning. Most disaster prone areas would already have a survival guide and a list of emergency essentials that are needed. They also would have demarcated areas for survivors to gather during emergencies.
First aid key skills from the value “first aid” in Wikipedia- the free encyclopedia-
Certain skills are considered essential to the provision of first aid and are taught ubiquitously. Particularly the “ABC”s of first aid, which focus on critical life-saving intervention, must be rendered before treatment of less serious injuries. ABC stands for Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. The same mnemonic is used by all emergency health professionals. Attention must first be brought to the airway to ensure it is clear. Obstruction (choking) is a life-threatening emergency. Following evaluation of the airway, a first aid attendant would determine adequacy of breathing and provide rescue breathing if necessary. Assessment of circulation is now not usually carried out for patients who are not breathing, with first aiders now trained to go straight to chest compressions (and thus providing artificial circulation) but pulse checks may be done on less serious patients.
Here is some usefull information on First aid courses. This information is taken from the “emergency survival blueprint”- a full blueprint for emergency preparedness, management and recovery. To get your copy of “Emergency Survival Blueprint” click here
Emergencies happen when you least expect it. so, everybody should somehow prepare ahead and teach themselves the necessary skills or training that is needed during such instances. Everyone have to undergo first aid training so that they will be ready when medical emergencies arise. It is truly frustrating to be in a position where you watch the person you love wither away and do nothing about it because you don’t have the slightest idea what to do.