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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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5.2.1. General

The objective is to inform the trainee and to ensure that he or she has the capability to perform the general tasks of a first-aider:

(a) how first aid is organized;

(b) how to assess the situation, the magnitude and severity of the injuries, and the need for additional medical help;

(c) how to protect the casualty against further injury without creating a risk for oneself; the location and use of the rescue equipment;

(d) how to observe and interpret the general condition of the victim (e.g. unconsciousness, respiratory and cardiovascular distress, bleeding, shock);

(e) the location, use and maintenance of the first-aid equipment and facilities;

(f) the plan for access to additional care;

(g) what must be done in conjunction with delivering first aid and thereafter.