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close this bookThe Organization of First Aid in the Workplace (ILO, 1999, 70 p.)
close this folder5. The training of first-aid personnel
close this folder5.2. Basic training
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5.2.2. Delivery of first aid

The objective is to provide basic knowledge and to ensure the capability to deliver first aid. At the basic level, this would include in particular:

- external wounds;
- bleeding;
- fractured bones or joints;
- crushing injury (e.g. to the thorax or abdomen);
- unconsciousness, especially if accompanied by respiratory difficulties or arrest;
- eye injuries;
- burns;
- shock;
- personal hygiene in dealing with wounds.

Depending on circumstances within the enterprise, the basic programme of training may be adjusted by the addition of other topics.